St Mary’s side may well elect to grant Italian international his wish.
Southampton suspect that Argentine born Italian international Pablo Osvaldo launched an unprovoked attack on team-mate Jose Fonte in order to force the St Mary’s side to sell him according to the Daily Mirror.
Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino forked out a club record £15m to land the 28 year old from AS Roma last summer but the forward has only managed three Premier League goals thus far this season and has struggled to settle in at the South Coast side.
The training ground fracas was apparently sparked by an innocuous challenge from defender Fonte which then led to Osvaldo attack his team-mate with such ferocity that there was apparently ‘blood everwhere’. This has led to the player being suspended by the Premier League club for two weeks.
It seems Osvaldo started the process of pushing for an exit back in October when he complained about the physicality of the game in the English top tier and his hope to secure a move back to his native Argentina, stating:
“Football here is so physical. It does not have the technique and quality that is in Spain. I am already thinking about moving back to Argentina.
“I want to play for Boca, that’s my dream. I have been dreaming about wearing Boca’s shirt my entire life.”
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