AC Milan's Pato: I really want Beckham to stay

Alexandre Pato has welcomed news that David Beckham is set to stay with AC Milan.

Alexandre Pato has welcomed news that David Beckham is set to stay with AC Milan.

A loan extension from LA Galaxy is expected to be confirmed over the weekend and Pato said: “I really want Beckham to stay.

“He is a great player and not just in a match situation. Off the field he’s a lovely guy who always helps me if I need something.

“On the pitch if I ask him for the ball in a certain position, he puts it in exactly the right spot.”

Pato always said that Ronaldo was his hero, so he must be pleased to see his former teammate return to the sport after a long injury lay-off in Brazil.

“We are friends and often chat, so of course I’m happy he is playing again. Now I would love him to get back to the Ronaldo we all knew – Il Fenomeno.”

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