Irons snub Chelsea ‘star’


PatoThe Irons board have rejected the chance to sign Alexandre Pato in the summer.

Pato scored his first Chelsea goal of the season after making a debut against Ason Villa but fears he won’t be wated at Stamford Bridge next season when his loan spell ends.

Representatives of Pato attempted to use his goal, albeit a penalty, to attract interest in the Brazilian but got nowhere with a call into West Ham.

The Hammers are not interested in signing 26-year-old Pato, as they seek a 20-goal-a-season forward for next season.

A Hammers source explained: “We get lots of calls about lots of players but we have our wish list and know precisely who we are looking for.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • johnboy says:

    THANK **** FOR THAT !!
    Now put ox laid Chamberlain and Walcott to bed as well please !!!
    Really getting peed off with the rumours concerning us and not the elite with players !!
    Just trying to upset the applecart I think !

  • mattefumi27 says:

    Honestly, I like Pato, he’s very quick and class. The problem is that he’s always injured, muscle problems. When he played for AC Milan he was a crack, but then, thanks to Milan Lab, he increased his muscle mass with consequent problems… he hasn’t been the same since. But, as I said yesterday, I’m sure Slav knows exactly what he needs and so Pato can stay where he is… lol 🙂

  • mooro66uk says:

    If they think he can’t do it why would we want him ? Don’t forget we’re above them already. Why buy their rejects? COYI X

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