Premier League beckons for Pato
- Updated: June 26, 2012
The Brazilian is currently in London as he prepares to represent his country at the 2012 Olympics and admits it has left him with a ‘real taste’ for playing in England.
But the 22-year-old insists he won’t be leaving Milan until his contract expires in 2014 and intends to repay them for sticking by him during a campaign ravaged by injury.
Pato did, however, state that he doesn’t know what his future holds should he leave the San Siro in two-years time and his comments will be sure to alert some of the top-flight’s top clubs.
“I love English football. I have friends who play for Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United,” said Pato.
“At the moment I have a real taste for playing in the UK, being in London with one month to go before the Olympics.
“My priority is to finish my contract in Milan. I have a lot to thank them for and my focus is to continue doing what I do, to bring joy to the fans in Milan and continue my contract until 2014.
“And then afterwards, who knows?”
Pato is teammates with Chelsea defender David Luiz at international level confessed he was surprised that the Blues managed to bring the Champions League trophy back to Stamford Bridge.
“I talk to David Luiz and I didn’t really believe Chelsea would win it,” added Pato. “But they have a tight group and they succeeded in doing what the greats want to do and win.”