Inter Milan legend discusses Southampton exile’s future

Southampton Football Club

Pablo Osvaldo’s spell at Inter Milan looks set to come to an end with the club considering sending the striker to Argentina according to Javier Zanetti

Sent to Inter Milan on loan from Southampton, Pablo Osvaldo could be on the move again after quotes from club legend Javier Zanetti appeared to suggest the striker had no future at the Italian club.

Purchased from Roma by the Saints in August 2013 for £12.8 million, the 29-year-old managed just three goals in 13 Premier League appearances before a training ground bust-up with Jose Fonte saw the striker loaned out to Juventus for the rest of the campaign.

Now on a temporary deal at Inter Milan, the former Giallorossi favourite managed five goals in 12 outings for the Nerazzurri before another clash, this time with manager Roberto Mancini and striker Mauro Icardi, saw the striker frozen out again.

And speaking in quotes carried by Football Italia from Argentine newspaper Clarin, club vice-president Javier Zanetti admitted the player has no future at the San Siro.

“Osvaldo will no longer be a part of Inter,” he said.

“We are trying to find the best solution for him.”

The forward is still able to move to Argentina, with the deadline for new signings in the South American country still well over a week away.

Boca Juniors have emerged as the front-runners to recruit the forward but if no deal can be agreed, Inter may simply opt to cancel the loan deal altogether and send Osvaldo back to Southampton.

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