Giuseppe Rossi now a free agent, should Southampton make bold move?

Mario Lemina (L) of Juventus FC in action against Giuseppe Rossi of ACF Fiorentina during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and ACF Fiorentina at Juventus Arena on August 20, 2016 in...

The Italian would be a useful signing for Southampton, especially on a free transfer.

Mauricio Pellegrino, Manager of Southampton looks on during the Premier League match between Southampton and Watford at St Mary's Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Southampton, England.

The Saints have made a respectable start to their 2017/18 Premier League campaign, and currently sit in 11th position in the table after a return of two wins and three draws from their opening eight league outings.

One particular area of concern for Mauricio Pellegrino, however, will be his side's lack of a cutting edge in the final third, with their meagre tally of just seven goals scored in eight games highlighting the toothless nature of their attacking play.

Giuseppe Rossi of ACF Fiorentina in action during the UEFA Europa League group I match between ACF Fiorentina and KKS Lech Poznan on October 22, 2015 in Florence, Italy.Giuseppe Rossi 

With this in mind, the Argentine will surely be prioritising the signing of an accomplished forward in January to help supplement the skills of Manolo Gabbiadini, and a useful option for them could be former Manchester United ace Giuseppe Rossi, who is currently available on a free transfer following his release from Fiorentina in the summer.

The 30-year-old hitman possesses all of the attributes required to be a success in England, and has vast experience of playing in the Premier League after spending time with both Manchester United and Newcastle United.

Giuseppe Rossi of ACF Fiorentina in action during the UEFA Europa League group I match between ACF Fiorentina and KKS Lech Poznan on October 22, 2015 in Florence, Italy.Giuseppe Rossi

Rossi is wonderfully gifted from a technical perspective, and his nouse in and around the penalty area would perfectly complement Gabbiadini's fox-in-the-box type nature.

And if Pellegrino manages to bring the Italian to St Mary's, it could turn out to be a real coup for Southampton.

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