Pato: Ronaldo decisive taking AC Milan over Real Madrid

"This was my preferred destination. It's a great club and there are many of my fellow countrymen who will help me mature and grow," said Pato after signing a five-year contract.

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"Ronaldo was decisive in convincing me to come here, he told me he likes it in Milan very much.

"I will move to Italy to bring Internacional's name to the top. I joined this outfit when I was 11. I can remember looking at the Beira-Rio Stadium and being impressed by how big it was.

"I promised my father that I would one day score a goal for him and I am happy I fulfilled this dream.

"I have always tried to repay the supporters' affection and I will always have pleasant memories of this club."

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