Lisbon - Controversial Italian international striker Dani
Osvaldo has joined FC Porto, the Portuguese club announced on social media on
Argentine-born Osvaldo, 30, was released by English Premier
League club Southampton last month, despite the club's record signing having
two years left on his contract.
Also read: Striker Osvaldo set to sign for Boca after quitting Inter
Signed from Roma for a reported 15 million (21.5 million
euros, $23.5 million) in 2013, Osvaldo turned out to be a big flop in England,
scoring just three goals in 14 Premier League games before being suspended and
loaned out to Juventus after allegedly head-butting Portuguese team-mate Jose
Fonte during a training session.
But the Italian champions did not take up the option to make
the deal permanent at the end of the season and Osvaldo moved on, first to
Inter Milan and then to Boca Juniors, but when he reported back to Southampton,
he was told there was no place for him in manager Ronald Koeman's plans.
Capped 14 times for Italy, Osvaldo arrives at Porto as a
replacement for Colombian Jackson Martinez, whop has joined Atletico Madrid.
No details of his contract were disclosed.For
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