The Daily Star are reporting that the striker, who described his £15million transfer to Southampton as a “dream”, has suggested that the league’s physicality could drive him away from the Saints.
The 27-year-old said: “Football here is so physical, but it doesn’t have the technique and quality that is has in Spain. I’m already thinking about moving back to Argentina. I want to play for Boca, that’s my dream. I have been dreaming about wearing Boca’s shirt during my entire life.”
The former Roma forward has scored once in the Premier League, netting in the Saints’ 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in September. But the striker isn’t planning to score many in England as he plots his departure from St Mary’s.
Osvaldo started his career in Argentina with Club Atlético Huracán, before moving to Serie A, where he eventually played for 5 different Italian clubs before his move to Southampton.
However, any move for Osvaldo will need Mauricio Pochettino’s permission, who tied the forward down to a 4-year-deal when Roma accepted the £15million offer in the summer.
The Italian could feature in his nation’s World Cup qualifiers against Denmark and Malta, with the Azzuri already qualified for the 2014 tournament.
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