– Alexandre Pato is wanted by Iraqi topflight side Al-Diwaniya FC
– The 31-year-old attacker has been without a club since last year
– However, the striker would not join them unless they give him a house, swimming pool, and security for his family
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Former Chelsea star Alexandre Pato has emerged as a top transfer target for Iraqi topflight side Al-Diwaniya FC.
The 31-year-old Brazilian superstar has been without a club after parting ways with Brazilian side Sao Paolo in July 2020.
Al Diwaniya president, Hussein Al-Ankoshei has however confirmed their interest in the forward but that might be stalled owing to the player’s lofty demands while negotiating a contract.
The former AC Milan according to SunSport quoting Rudaw TV channel claims Pato wants a huge salary, a big house with a pool equipped and guaranteed safety for himself and his wife Rebeca, a TV host.
Al-Ankoshei eluded to the striker’s demands while confirming talks with the player. He said:
“Negotiations are ongoing, the conditions he has set are difficult to meet and there is still no final agreement, it is not easy.”
Al Diwaniya have gone five games without a win while they currently occupy 15th position on the table.
They are so desperate for a victory, the players are said to have been guaranteed a PS5 the next time they pick up three points. And Pato’s arrival could help towards that.
Pato became a sensation during his time in Italy, where he scored 63 goals in 150 appearances, but he was unable to replicate the same after moving to Chelsea on loan from Corinthians in 2016.
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