Saints’ release the player they spent £12million on
Southampton have confirmed the termination of the contract of Italian international forward, Dani Osvaldo.
The 29-year-old joined the Saints from Italian Serie A side AS Roma in the summer of 2013, for a club-record £12m transfer fee, but struggled to adapt to the English top-flight, and was subsequently loaned out to Juventus for the second-half of that season.
Another loan spell followed for Osvaldo at Inter Milan for the first-half of last term, before the player returned to Argentina, penning a loan deal with Boca Juniors in February 2015.
Following the end of his deal in Buenos Aires, where he netted three times for Boca, he returned to Southampton, but was immediately released by the south-coast club, who finished seventh last season.
A club statement read: “Southampton football club can confirm that it has terminated the contract of striker Dani Osvaldo. The Italian international, who has not played for the club since January 2014, yesterday completed a loan spell with Argentinian club Boca Juniors,”
Osvaldo appeared 13 times for Southampton, scoring three goals, but will now be on the lookout for a new employer.
by Ben Reardon