£15m Southampton dud scores a brace in 7-0 thrashing

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Dani Osvaldo scored his first Serie A goals for Inter Milan this season.

When Southampton snapped up Pablo Dani Osvaldo last summer it was an exciting gamble from Mauricio Pochettino.

Osvaldo was a favourite o Pochettino at Espanyol and he moved fast to snap him up in the summer for a club record fee of £15 million when he became upset at AS Roma.

Six months on and he left the The Saints after a dismal time on the South Coast.

Osvaldo struggled for form, despite some flashes of excellence, before he found himself suspended for his actions against Newcastle United.

Then, he got in a fight with Southampton stalwart Jose Fonte in training and was suspended for two weeks by the club and expected to leave.

That he did. He joined Juventus on loan until the end of the season. And he was very happy to make the move - as he clearly never settled into English football and it did not look like he would be coming back.

He didn't. Instead Southampton did a loan swap with Inter Milan, Saphir Taider coming in the opposite direction. Of course Taider's time at Southampton lasted even less time than Osvaldo's.

Well the Italian international was in action today and showed off what is his undoubted talent during Inter Milan's 7-0 win against Sassuolo. The Nerazurri beat them by the same scoreline last term, and a hat-trick from Mauro Icardi, plus strikes from Mateo Kovacic and Fredy Guarin helped them to the thumping victory.

The other two goals came courtesy of an Osvaldo brace - his first goals in Serie A for his latest club.

Southampton now have a much more manageable Italian in Graziano Pelle, so fans will not miss the troubled attacker - no matter how many goals he scores.

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