Tottenham failed with late move for Brazilian star

Alexandre Pato (Corinthians)Tottenham saw a deadline day move for Alexandre Pato rejected by Corinthians, according to reports from The Metro.

The Brazilian forward only returned to his homeland from AC Milan in January in a bid to get his career back on track after stagnating in Italy.

Since moving to Corinthians, the 24-year-old’s form has improved drastically, earning him an international recall.

This alerted Andre Villas-Boas, who was keen to draft in striker as the summer window closed.

Reports suggest that a late bid for the attacker was unsuccessful, with Spurs offering a lower figure than the £12m paid for his signature earlier this year.

Pato was once heralded as one of the world’s top emerging stars, however injuries during his spell in Serie A saw his early promise fade away.

It is unclear as to whether Tottenham will return with another bid for the South American this winter, with much of AVB’s striker plans depending on the future of flop forward Emmanuel Adebayor.

Spurs were also keen on Pato’s Brazilian team-mate Leandro Damiao.

The Londoners have been linked with his signature for some time, and even saw an official offer rejected by International earlier this year.

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