Pato: I do not want to leave Europe yet

The Brazil international and Rossoneri star has ruled out a move to his native country during the summer as he feels he still has plenty to achieve in the Uefa continent
AC Milan attacker Alexandre Pato has insisted that he has no intention of leaving European football any time soon.

The 22-year-old forward has recently been linked with clubs such as Corinthians and Internacional, but Pato has made it clear that a return to Brazil is not an option for him just yet.

"I just want to make the most of my European career at this point," the attacker was quoted as saying by Terra.

"Some Brazilian players remain in Europe for about 10 to 12 years. I would be 27 if I return after 10 years here. Who knows whether I will return to Brazil then.

"You never know what will happen in the future. I can only thank the clubs that have approached [agent Gilmar] Veloz. I just have to do my thing on the pitch."

Pato has an ongoing contract with Milan, but the Rossoneri could opt to cash in on the forward if a big-money offer comes in this summer.

Paris Saint-Germain attempted to sign the Brazil international last winter, and the Ligue 1 side are still believed to be keen on signing the player.