Italian international can mix brilliance with madness.
After Southampton secured the £15m club record signing of former Roma striker Pablo Osvaldo, here’s a glimpse of what supporters can expect from him this season.
The 27-year-old has an impressive goal-scoring record after bagging 16 goals last season, and had become a success in Serie A after initially struggling to adapt to the league.
During his time in the Italian capital he has become a regular fixture of Cesare Prandelli’s Italy squad, and is likely to bring goals to St Mary’s next season as well as some entertainment off the pitch.
His brilliance on the pitch has often been matched by madness off it, with altercations with team-mates and coaches a part of his time in Rome.
From a “punch-up” with Erik Lamela back in 2011 which brought a club fine to publicly criticising former coach Aurelio Andreazzoli last season, the former Espanyol star is not shy to make his feelings known.
Meanwhile, he also recently revealed that he has a statue of Mick Jagger in his house but will undoubtedly arrive in England fully focused on scoring goals for former coach Mauricio Pochettino.
The Italian international signed a four-year deal with the Saints, and will be an exciting addition to the Premier League in the years to come as he looks to establish himself ahead of the World Cup next summer.