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Aitor Karanka breaks silence on surprise Birmingham City transfer speculation



Aitor Karanka refused to comment on any speculation linking Birmingham City with a surprise move for Alexandre Pato.

Calciomercato have recently reported that Blues are among a host of sides interested in signing Pato, who is available to sign on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old – who scored 10 goals in 27 caps for Brazil – is mostly known for his spell with AC Milan, scoring 63 goals in 150 appearances for the Serie A side.

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Having been recently let go by Sao Paolo, Pato is now available to sign on a free transfer, with Birmingham, Genoa, Spezia and Monza being credited with an interest in the striker.

Aitor Karanka, though, remained tight-lipped on any speculation linking Pato with a shock move to St. Andrew’s.

Speaking after his side’s home win over Huddersfield Town on Wednesday night, via Birmingham Live, Karanka said: “Pato, Cristiano Ronaldo, I don’t know anything. I don’t hear anything.

“But basically today to speak about other players who are not our players is a lack of respect today is our squad.”

Blues have struggled for goals this season, and had only scored three goals in seven league outings before last night’s 2-1 victory.

The Verdict

I think it would be a risk to sign Pato to be quite honest.

Of course, he used to be one of the best strikers in world football in 2010 and 2011, but I don’t think he’s the same player anymore and he’s fell out of form.

He would be on a lot of money too, so can a club like Birmingham afford to pay his wages? Is it a sustainable move? I don’t think particularly think so.

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