Why nobody wants to sign Alexandre Pato

“My private advice to you is don’t follow the Pato path any longer,” Jurgen Klopp said on Monday responding to speculation that the former Milan striker could be moving to Liverpool this month.

He wasn’t the first. Other coaches have done the same recently, but Corinthians and his agents aren’t giving up on one of the most difficult works in the world: finding a team in Europe for the 26-year-old.

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Marcus Alves

Marcus Alves is a freelance journalist based in Lisbon and has written for FourFourTwo since 2012. He can also be found at BBC Sport, the Telegraph, Kicker and Yahoo. A former ESPN reporter, he covered 12 games in 15 days during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but can barely remember any of them. He blames cachaça for that.