Tuesday October 16 2018
Pato: ‘Milan? Never say never…’

Alexandre Pato has “received some offers from Serie A teams”, and won’t rule out a return to Milan.

The Brazilian is currently playing for Tianjin Quanjian, but could go back to Europe in January, possibly to join the Rossoneri.

“I’ve received some offers from Serie A teams and also from other European leagues,” Pato revealed, speaking to the Corriere dello Sport.

“We’ll see at the end of the year. I’m very happy that Leonardo and [Paolo] Maldini have returned to Milan, for them and also for the fans who needed people to be the face of Milan.

“I’ve spoken to Leo a few times, and of course there were some jokes about my possible return to Milan.

“Joking aside though, I have a year on my contract here in China and we’ll see what happens. I receive so many comments every day from Milan fans on social media, from Italy and around the world.

“That makes me happy, and it makes me think that despite some years having passed since I left, the affection from the fans has never gone away.

“Who would I like to play with at Milan? That’s a question I’d ask the fans: with whom would you like to see me play in this Milan?”

Pato was also asked for his opinion about Lucas Paquetá, who will sign from Flamengo in January for €35m.

“Paquetá is very good, my advice is to learn Italian quickly and try in every way to do well immediately. The Milan fans are incredible and will love him.”

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