Corinthians forward Alexandre Pato says he is "incredibly happy" to be back in his homeland.
The former AC Milan striker completed his €15 million move back to Brazil after deciding to call time on an injury-hit six years at San Siro.
And the 23-year-old revealed how the desire for a new challenge and the reception from Timao supporters were the crucial factors behind his transfer.
“I decided to come back because I felt the warmth of the Corinthians fans,” he told Globo Esporte.
“That was what helped me choose. It is a new adventure and I want to give my best for the fans.
“I have a four-year contract and I'm incredibly happy – I've been welcomed with open arms.”
Pato also lavished praise on Rossoneri president Silvio Berlusconi and hailed the impact he has made on his career to date.
“He was a very important person in my career and has always been nice. But for now, I am thinking only of Corinthians.”