The Lions have officially added a duck to the roster to go along with their octopus, bear, and (money) badger. Brazilian forward Alexandre Pato’s signing was officially announced today by Orlando City and so the club has added a talented veteran piece to the attack. Orlando’s announcement stated the signing was a one-year deal, although sources told The Mane Land last night that the club holds an option for a second year. We will, of course, follow up on that, but the option year could have been removed late in the process.

Pato had left his former club Sao Paulo last August, so he was a free agent, making this an affordable pursuit by the Lions.