Date: 26th August 2015 at 5:20pm
Written by:

Name: Alexandre Pato
Position: Striker
Club: Sao Paulo

21/10/2009 UEFA Champions League Football. Real Madrid v AC Milan. Alexandre Pato celebrates his first goal of the game. Photo: Offside / IPP.

Stoke have strengthened significantly this window but with Mame Biram Diouf and Peter Crouch the only two recognised centre-forwards (Jon Walters now occupying a wide role) they could be left short up top if one ot the guys suffers injury or a loss of form. Interestingly they’ve been linked with another big name in Brazilian striker Alex Pato. The former AC Milan star was highly rated as a youngster but has lost his way in recent years. Despite that, at the age of just 25, he could well be worth taking a risk on. Bojan, Afellay, Shaqiri and Pato in the Stoke XI. Try telling Potters fans that a few years ago.

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