Manolo Gabbiadini was on the scoresheet in Southampton’s 3-2 win over Jiangsu Suning on Wednesday afternoon.
The 26-year-old scored six times in 12 appearances for the Saints in the second half of the 2016-17 season following his arrival from Napoli in the winter window.
The 6ft 1in centre-forward only managed five Premier League goals during a disappointing 2017-18 campaign, however, and had been tipped to move on this summer.
The Italian scored a smart goal against Jiangsu Suning on Wednesday though as he headed a beautiful Stuart Armstrong cross into the back of the net during the pre-season clash.
There is no question that Gabbiadini has talent, and the striker has been tipped to enjoy a strong 2018-19 season by the Southampton supporters.
If Saints boss Mark Hughes can get Gabbiadini fit and firing then there is absolutely no reason why the centre-forward cannot score plenty of goals at this level of football.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Saints fans can be seen below:
Gabbi gonna be amazing this year ?
— ??????? WeMarchOn ™ ??????? (@kelvinlegod) July 11, 2018
Nice move and the fox in the box scores
— Mark Smith (@smudger1703) July 11, 2018
First of many goals for Gabbiadini this season!!! He will definitely be in my fantasy teams and what a cross from Armstrong!!! #SaintsFC
— Gazzy Lothbrok (@MrGToYou) July 11, 2018
Great ball by Armstrong and finish by Gabbiadini ? #saintsfc
— Jay??????? (@NorwegianMessi) July 11, 2018
Armstrong > gabbiadini = goal
I could get used to this…. what a ball from Armstrong btw ??
— Kieran Smith (@kierannkater98) July 11, 2018
— Elias (@Elias1966_) July 11, 2018