ᑕ❶ᑐ São Paulo announces the hiring of Alexandre Pato

O Sao Paulo advertisement alexander pato in new reinforcement for the rest of the season this Friday (26).

Pato, who turns 34 in September, has been using the club’s facilities since the start of the year to recover from a cruciate ligament injury in his right knee and has signed until the end of 2023 with the Morumbi club.

So far, Pato is doing a kind of « pre-season » to improve his physical qualities. The athlete carried out activities on the field alongside Igor Vinícius and Moreira, who are also recovering from an injury.

In this third passage by São Paulo, Pato will have a relatively low salary considering his history and the other passages, and the variable incentives of events but to beat.

At first, the striker was ruled out by the board, since Pato wasn’t in coach Rogerio Ceni’s plans. However, with the departure of the tricolor idol, Dorival Jr. took over the cast and, according to ESPNwas not against having the athlete as backup.

This will be the striker’s third stint with Tricolor do Morumbi. Previously, Pato was at the club between 2014 and 2015, and more than once between 2019 and 2020, totaling 47 goals.

The striker has not entered the field since July 20, 2022, during the defeat of City of Orlandohis club at the time, for the arsenalin a friendly at the start of the European season.

“My story in São Paulo began in 2014, I lived one of the best moments of my career, I identified with the club and its fans. And if there is something that I have discovered during these two seasons, it is that São Paulo is felt and that our story is not that it would end there. I came back in 2019 and intensified the relationship even more and precisely because of that it was not easy to say goodbye, but my heart said it was not goodbye. I have never stopped accompanying São Paulo and there I understand another song “I will always be with you and I have always been”, whether from afar or in Morumbi. Today I am back where I call home. And if the 3 tricolor and the tricolor champion mean so much to the fans, I can say that I am very happy to be able to wear this jersey for the 3rd time. Sao Paulo, do it first in my heart. The crowd leading, I’m back,” the striker said in a statement.

Sao Paulo’s next matches

  • Goias (B) – Saturday (27/5), 9 p.m. (from Brasilia) – Brasileirao

  • Sports (B) – Thursday (6/1), 9:30 p.m. (from Brasilia) – Brazil Cup

  • guild (B) – Sunday (6/4), 4:00 p.m. (Brasilia time) – Brasileirao