"I'm not surprised he's trying to get him to Chelsea. I said when I first played with Pato that he is one of the biggest talents that I have ever seen in all my years in football," Beckham told the News of the World.
"I have never seen a player go past opponents with the ease that he does. And he's a goalscorer as well. If you want an idea of what he's like, well he has the pace of Theo Walcott and the finishing skills of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer which, obviously, makes him very, very special.
"He's got so many thing going for him. He's such a talent at such a young age he can grow to become a big, big star. So, if Chelsea can get him, that would be a huge signing."