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Done Deal: Southampton Sign Roma Forward Pablo Osvaldo

Italian international joins up with Saints.

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Southampton have continued with their heavy summer spending by announcing the signing of Roma striker Daniel Pablo Osvaldo, the club’s official website confirms.

The 27-year-old has made the move to St Mary’s for a fee reported to be in the region of £15 million, a club record fee, and he has put pen to paper on a four year deal.

He will now link up with Mauricio Pochettino once again after working together during a successful 18-month stint at Spanish side Espanyol.

“Southampton football club is delighted to announce the signing of Italy striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo,” a statement from Saints read.

“Osvaldo today agreed terms on a four-year contract with Saints and moves from Serie A side AS Roma.”

Saints have already spent £12.5m on midfielder Victor Wanyama, who was signed from Celtic in July, as well as investing £8.5m in Lyon’s Bosnia and Herzegovina international centre-back Dejan Lovren.

Osvaldo, who was originally born in Argentina, has represented Italy all the way from under-21 level up to the full side, for whom he has nine caps since first being called upon in 2011.

He has also previously taken in spells with Lecce, Fiorentina and Bologna, but joins from Roma with a record of 28 goals in 57 appearances.


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