A.C. Milan – “Pato Is Not For Sale!”

Richard MesquitaContributor IAugust 11, 2009

BALTIMORE - JULY 24: Alexandre Pato #7 of AC Milan controls the ball in the air against Jose Bosingwa #17 of Chelsea FC at M & T Bank Stadium on July 24, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)


Alexandre Rodriguez da Silva or better known as simply Pato (Duck in Portuguese) has been the source of much talk these past few days due to a report from English media that Pato would be joining AC Milan’s former manager Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea.

A.C. Milan made a formal statement on their website that “there is no negotiation regarding Alexandre Pato, and that the player is absolutely not for sale.”

With the Kaka’s departure, the retirement of Maldini, Ronaldinho struggling to get back to form and an aging roster; getting rid of one of their most promising young players would be disastrous.

Though still young, Pato has great technique and speed, and knows how to finish, qualities that Milan desperately needs in their young players.

Pato, more than proved his worth in 2008-2009 season. Showing his ability to perform as a strong second striker, his powerful dribbles, magnificent finishes, and speed earned him 18 goals, 15 in the Seria A and 3 in the UEFA cup. Making him AC Milan’s top scorer for last season.

Now with the arrival of Huntelaar they have the potential to create a partnership that could rival that of Sheva and Pippo.