Football: Southampton ready to sell record signing Osvaldo
Published on Jul 22, 2014 8:10 PM
LONDON (REUTERS) - Southampton are looking to sell their record signing Italian Dani Osvaldo, who has been at St Mary's for less than a year, the Premier League club's new manager Ronald Koeman said.
The Saints paid Roma a club record fee of 15 million pounds (S$31.7 million) for the 28-year-old striker last August, but he only made 13 appearances and scored three goals before joining Juventus on loan after a training-ground fight.
Koeman told BBC Radio Solent the board was now looking to offload him permanently after he failed to arrive back for pre-season training and is now on leave of absence.
"It was a difficult situation for him to come back to. He was too late, The decision of the board was to allow him not to come back," the Dutchman said.
To continue reading, log in if you are a subscriber
Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!