Karanka wants Pato

Alexandre Pato is one of those players who were aiming for a world star but who, for one thing or another, ended up falling by the wayside. At 31, the former Milan striker was sailing through his native country, seeking to continue enjoying his great passion. Last august he dissociated himself from Sao Paulo and something inside him told him it was time to go back. To return to the old continent. As a free agent, he could sign for any team without the need for the market to be open.. Among all her suitors, meets Aitor Karanka.

According to a local newspaper in the city, in the last hours, Birmingham City has been interested in the footballer's situation after his gray start to the season. In seven games, he has only managed to score three goals, something that goes against the goal of fighting at the top of the table and, why not, trying to return to the Premier League sooner rather than later. Under these circumstances, the need to hire a '9' is evident. Duck is not who he was, but his numbers are still to be considered.

Last season, Pato scored four goals in 13 games for Sao Paulo. In the previous one, five in twenty meetings. Much better was in China, where he scored 19 goals in 34 games. In another era, the 63 that he signed with the Milan shirt or his short stage at Villarreal remained. He also knows the Premier League (although not the Championship). However, his time at Chelsea was testimonial. He only wore the elastic on two occasions, although he had time to mark Aston Villa.

Serie A is also close behind

Karanka is certainly not the only technician looking closely at Pato's situation. Of course, the Brazilian footballer has a great poster in Italy where he lived his best years as a professional. For this reason, Calciomercato has aimed in recent days growing interest from Serie B Monza and two elite teams: Genoa and Spezia. The first of these seemed the best placed to take over his services, although the growing interest of Birmingham, the money from the English championships and the possibility of shining in a new country could change things. At the moment, there is only one certainty: Pato wants to return and it is a matter of time before he dresses again in the fields of Europe …