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Emotional Pato says goodbye to Milan teammates

[Saturday, January 05, 2013 ]

An emotional Alexandre Pato bid farewell to to his now former AC Milan teammates before Friday morning's training session.

Alexandre Pato close to tears while saying goodbye to his AC Milan teammates
Alexandre Pato close to tears while saying goodbye to his AC Milan teammates

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The 23-year-old has ended his injury-plagued stay with the Italian giants and returned home to sign with Corinthians, who reportedly willing to pay Milan a €15m transfer fee.

"I'm unable to speak, I'm very emotional," Pato told journalists as he left the club's training base.

"I said bye to everyone, which I really wanted to do, and I want to thank all of the Milan fans."

Since joining Milan in August 2007 at the age of 17, Pato has had 16 injuries, mostly muscular problems, and missed large chunks of nearly every season.

He scored 63 goals in 150 matches in all competitions with the Rossoneri, but this season he fell behind Stephan El Shaarawy as first-choice forward.


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