Pato Joins La Liga Side, Villareal

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By Adebayo Williams

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Brazilian forward, Alexandre Pato has signed a four-year deal with Villarreal. The 26-year-old  joined the Spanish side from Corinthians for an undisclosed fee. Pato had been shipped back to Corinthians following an unsuccessful loan spell in England with Chelsea.

"I am very happy about this new challenge in my career with Villarreal! I arrive with a lot of desire and excitement!" the forward posted on Instagram.

The former AC Milan forward had suffered an injury-plagued career at San Siro and had to return to Brazil with Corinthians signing him in 2013.  After a disappointing first season with the Paulista giants he spent almost two years on loan at Sao Paulo, rediscovering some of his best form. Pato has been capped 27 times by Brazil and is now looking to kick-start his career in LaLiga with Villarreal, who finished fourth last season.

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