Adios to Robinho and Pato

Serie A side AC Milan are about to say goodbye to two strikers who look set to return to their native Brazil.

Robinho and Alexandre Pato, who have commanded huge transfer fees in their careers so far are set to sign for Santos and Corinthians respectively in the coming days, with both players currently in Brazil to finalise a deal.

Robson de Souza, or Robinho as he is known in the football world has played for Real Madrid, Manchester City and AC Milan during his stint in Europe, and his vision and skill led to him being touted as a future world player of the year at one point.

Pato has been with AC Milan for 6 years and again was touted as being one of the best strikers in world football. Unfortunately due to chronic injuries, he has found himself on the treatment table for the past three seasons, with rate eppearances during this time demonstrating a shadow of the former player which graced the San Siro in 2007.

By both players leaving Italy it will allow the Rossenari to offload two of their highest earning players who aren’t contributing on the pitch. Rumours have suggested Vice President Adriano Galliani will make moves for Shanghai Shenhua’s Didier Drogba and AS Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo, to allow Manager Massimiliano Allegri to compete with the likes of Serie A leaders Juventus who are running clear with the league this season.