Southampton striker Pablo Osvaldo is close to returning to Argentina to join Boca Juniors on loan until the end of the season, Sky
The 29-year-old last played in the country of his birth in 2005, when he left Huracan in favour of a move to Italy, whom he has represented at international level. He has recently returned to Southampton after cutting short a loan spell at Inter after falling out with manager Roberto Mancini.
His time with the Saints has been dogged by disciplinary issues. Signed from Roma in a club record £15m deal in the summer of 2013, he managed just three goals in 13 appearances before a training ground bust-up with defender Jose Fonte in January 2014 saw him offloaded to Juventus for the remainder of last season.
Since then, Osvaldo has not played for Southampton again, and having landed in Buenos Aires, he is poised to make his third loan move in a little over a year. Upon arriving in the Argentine capital to complete the move, he said: “It’s the biggest dream of my life,”
“I’m very happy, very nervous about all this… I haven’t signed yet so I’m not saying anything for now. I know full well what it means to wear the Boca shirt. I have faith that everything will work out well.”
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