Tottenham transfers: Spurs swooped late for Alexandre Pato

Tottenham transfers: Spurs failed in a late attempt to sign Alexandre Pato from Corinthians on transfer deadline day

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Andre Villas-Boas's men finished fifth last season

Tottenham failed in a late attempt to sign Alexandre Pato from Corinthians on transfer deadline day, according to the Brazilian club.

The 24-year-old sealed a move back to Brazil in January after falling out of favour at AC Milan and has seen his performances improve significantly since the switch.

Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas is understood to have been keen to sign the forward along with his Brazil team-mate Leandro Damiao, who has long been linked with a move to White Hart Lane.

But the Brazilian club’s director of football insists that they never had any intention of cashing in on Pato and questioned if Spurs could have afforded Damiao from Internacional.

“We intend to keep the player [Pato], we understand he increases the team’s quality,” said Luis Cesar Souto de Moura.

“I don’t even know if they could afford to sign Leandro Damiao.”

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