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DONE DEAL: Orlando City delighted welcoming Pato

Former AC Milan and Chelsea striker Alexandre Pato has signed for MLS outfit Orlando City.

Pato, 31, had also been linked to Inter Miami and Iraq club Al Diwaniya.

But Florida rivals City swooped ahead of David Beckham's franchise to seal a one-year deal on a free.

Orlando City supremo Luiz Muzzi said: “We are very excited to welcome Pato to Orlando. He's a veteran player who has featured at some of the top clubs around the world and has a proven track record at the international level.

"The experience that Pato brings with him will be invaluable to the Club.

“Pato is a high-calibre player and we're excited to add another great target up top."

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