Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent Silvio Pagliari has told Calciomercato that his client feels happy and settled at Southampton.
Gabbiadini’s representative has given an indication that the Italian forward will be a Saints player for some time.
The 25-year-old only signed for Claude Puel’s side in January, but his positive form is sure to get people wondering whether he will be snapped up by a so-called bigger club at the end of the season.
To ease any concerns the fans may have, Pagliari told Calciomercato:
“He lives his new experience in England with peace of mind, with conviction and determination, concentrated on his work. He’s immediately settled with the coach, with the staff and with all his teammates. It’s not difficult for him to make himself well, both on the field and off the field.”
As mentioned, it has only been a matter of weeks since the Italy international stepped foot on English soil after ending a one-and-a-half-year spell at Napoli.
However, Gabbiadini has made a quick impact, scoring three Premier League goals in two appearances and being the key man for Southampton in the EFL Cup final.
It was an unhappy ending to the showpiece at Wembley for Puel’s men as Manchester United took home the crown with a 3-2 victory, but one man stood out.
Gabbiadini scored on either side of half time to drag Southampton level at 2-2, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic was just as impressive for United as he nabbed a late winner.
The Saints fans would have felt aggrieved considering that their star striker should have had a hat-trick, but his opening early goal was ruled out for offside.
An early impact from a new signing is always a positive sign, but given Southampton’s reputation if being a selling club, there is always doubt in the mind over a player’s long-term prospects.
The comments from Gabbiadini’s agent should bring a sigh of relief to supporters who now have a reliable goalscorer in their ranks.