Following his outstanding start to life at Southampton, Graziano Pelle was rewarded with a place in the Italy squad for their upcoming matches against Azerbaijan and Malta; and the 29-year-old has now been photographed in training ahead of those Euro 2016 qualifiers.
The Southampton man also has two assists to date and is an integral part of Ronald Koeman's impressive side. So it is no surprise he has finally been awarded his first senior call-up despite approaching 30.
Pelle may have a wry smile to himself that he spent so long playing for a whole host of clubs in Italy but it was a move to England that finally earned him recognition. But in truth he has simply stepped up his game in the last few seasons and now he finally has the chance to show what he can do on the international stage.