Orlando City on Saturday confirmed the renewal of striker Alexandre Pato’s contract for another year.
In November, the striker admitted that his future was still undetermined and was speculated on the Brazilian teams, however, he decided to stay in the United States.
The 32-year-old signed with the Lions in February 2021, however, his time at the start of the season was cut short due to a knee injury. After six months of recovery, Pato rejoined the team.
Announcing the striker’s renewal, Orlando City General Manager and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Luiz Muzzi spoke about the expectation in the player for the 2022 season.
“He is working hard to get back to his best form and we look forward to having an impressive year for the club. We are excited for him to return and play a key role this season, both on the pitch and in the dressing room.” are.” He said.
His last spell in Brazil was in 2019, when he played for Sao Paulo, where he scored just 20 games and scored five goals.
In his social networks, Alexandre Pato celebrated the new agreement with the North American team.
“A new year, a new goal! After a year of much learning and overcoming. We will be back together! A year when God started acting from last year”, published the player.
Orlando City’s first commitment is in Major League Soccer 2022 (MLS) against Montreal on February 27.