Sensational swap deal on the cards involving Corinthians Pato and São Paulo’s Jádson
Globo Esporte are reporting a sensational swap deal involving two Brazilian clubs and two high profile players.
The Brazilian publication believe that São Paulo and Corinthians are in talks to arrange a deal which would see Jádson move to Timão and Alexandre Pato move in the opposition direction to Tricolor.
It would be an incredible deal to arrange between the two rival Brazilian clubs and for two players that are heavily out of favour at their parent teams.
Pato has been a major disappointment since joining Corinthians and recently their fans protested against him and several other players for underperforming.
The former AC Milan striker is likely to move, having been linked with a switch to Europe in January, and a transfer to São Paulo might be favourable and appears likely.
Whilst Jádson hasn’t been listed by manager Muricy Ramalho for 2014 and seems certain to depart the club with his contract expiring later this year.
Corinthians director of football Ronaldo Ximenes told reporters that there is a possibility this deal could be arranged.
He said: “There’s nothing certain, but there is a possibility.”
It leaves the possible move in the balance but if this transfer was to take place it would surely create huge excitement within Brazil and across Europe.
Various reports have suggested Pato will move to São Paulo on a two-year loan with a view to a permanent transfer and he was left out of Corinthians squad for their match against Bragantino on Wednesday night.
It seems increasingly likely that this transfer deal between two rival clubs will take place, with further developments expected in the coming days.