The Mane Land has learned that Alexandre Pato did not accept Orlando City’s offer by the club’s deadline and a deal for the former AC Milan star has gone cold. Pato is reportedly leaning toward accepting an offer from Argentinos Juniors in Argentina rather than joining Orlando. The Lions are interested in bringing in the former Brazil international forward if the club can stay within budget.
Sources indicated to The Mane Land on Tuesday that Pato was believed to be leaning toward signing the Orlando offer. TML also confirmed yesterday that the Brazilian held an official offer from the Lions. Reports out of Brazil indicate that Pato was happy with the terms from Argentinos Juniors, which allegedly include a short contract length. The linked story also hints that Pato would prefer to be close to home and has turned down offers from abroad in the past.