Monday January 7 2019
Tianjin arrest pushes Pato to Milan?

The arrest of Tianjin Quanjian’s owner could reportedly push striker Alexandre Pato back to Milan.

According to the New York Times, Chinese authorities have arrested Quanjian Group founder Shu Yuhui after ‘the death of a young girl with cancer was linked to the company and sparked anger online’, while his medicine firm had previously been investigated over allegations of false marketing.

The newspaper adds it could lead to a drop in Quanjian’s earnings, prompting ItaSportPress to suggest Pato ‘could soon say goodbye to China’ and return to Milan.

The website explains the 29-year-old could be available at ‘a much lower price’ than before, as a result of the financial problems facing the company, and bring down his wage demands.

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