What a bizarre signing Alexandre Pato has proven to be for Chelsea.
The Blues in the Transfer Tavern can’t quite wrap their heads around as to why their club brought the Brazilian forward in, only to rarely use him despite their ailing attack.
After waiting 64 days for his debut, the 26-year old scored from the bench on maiden voyage in the Premier League, though has done little since.
Having arrived on loan from Corinthians until the end of the season, the former AC Milan prodigy is looking increasingly out of place.
However, they’ve got a plan. Apparently.
According to Brazilian outlet Esporta UOL, the West Londoners are keen to keep a hold of the forward as Antonio Conte gears up to take the reins after Euro 2016.
It is claimed that the reason the club have utilised Pato so little is because they do not want him to increase his valuation over the summer, where they wish to bring him in on the cheap.
Will Pato be at Chelsea next season?