Spurs lining up shock move for former international strike prodigy

Tottenham are lining up a shock move for former Brazil international Alexandre Pato, according to reports from Metro.

The 25-year-old striker’s future has been the subject of intense debate over the course of the past few weeks, with Corinthians actively trying to sell him following a loan stint with divisional rivals Sao Paulo.

West Ham and Everton have been linked with the marksman as a result of this, but now is claimed that Spurs are firmly in the running.

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Reports from Metro, citing TuttoMercatoWeb, suggest that the Londoners are looking at the South American as they plot to secure top-quality back-up for main striker Harry Kane.

Even though Pato, who joined AC Milan as a teenager, was once thought of as one of the best emerging players on the planet, any deal would represent a huge risk on the Lilywhites’ part with his career having been decimated by injury over the course of the past four to five years.