Report: West Ham ended interest in Alexandre Pato due to Kia Joorabchian

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West Ham were hoping to sign Alexandre Pato over the summer.

Pato was linked with a transfer to West Ham over the summer, and a report in Yahoo Esportes has explained why they opted to not continue talks with the Brazilian forward in hopes of reaching a deal.

Pato, who is currently contracted to Corinthians of Brazil, was linked with a summer transfer to West Ham by the Daily Mail.

He has revived his struggling career since returning to his homeland, and a move back to Europe appears inevitable in the coming months.

The Hammers believed he would have represented a good option to add to their strong squad over the summer, and opened talks with Corinthians concerning his transfer.

However, as soon as talks with Pato’s agent started, the Hammers decided to pull out of talks due to their history with him.

Pato’s agent is Kia Joorabchian, who was integral in Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano being transferred to the Hammers in 2006. They both played for Corinthians before moving to the Boleyn Ground, and it was Joorabchian’s influential third party which caused the huge fine slapped on the East London side in 2007.

These poor dealings with Joorabchian have led many Premier League teams to avoid him if they can, and it says a lot that West Ham would choose to end the transfer of Pato rather than deal with the Iranian businessman.

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