Race is on to ship out Osvaldo

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Saints are facing a race against time to shift Dani Osvaldo before the transfer window slams shut tonight.

The club record signing, currently serving a two week ban for allegedly head butting teammate Jose Fonte, is wanted by several foreign clubs who hope to tie up either a loan or permanent deal before the 11pm deadline.

Juventus remain the frontrunners to complete a deal, with confirmed interest in the striker and reports of a loan deal that would bag Saints €400,000 (£330,000) now and the chance to make it permanent in the summer for €20m (£16.4m).

Saints paid Roma an upfront fee of €15m for Osvaldo in August last year.

It will be a relief to Saints if they can get him off the books with Mauricio Pochettino clearly unimpressed by Osvaldo.

“It’s clear this is something no one expects,” said Pochettino of the training ground fracas that led to the suspension.

“It’s completely unpredictable and something we did not expect. “In light of that there is no explanation I can give.”

He added: “I think more than anything he needs to feel that he’s let himself down.

“It’s also clear that everyone needs to assume the responsibilities and the consequences of their own actions. He needs to do that."

If Saints don’t get rid of Osvaldo it would leave an incredibly difficult situation for Pochettino to manage given the feelings of much of the squad.

When asked if there was any way he could see Osvaldo playing for the club again Pochettino replied: “Your question answers itself, if you know what I mean, meaning no. It’s clear.”

Pochettino reiterated his insistence that “anything is possible” before the window closes.

Saints have already moved on Danny Fox to Nottingham Forest with Crystal Palace set to complete the permanent signing of on-loan Saints midfielder Jason Puncheon.

The Daily Echo understands the winger is set to move to Selhurst Park on a full time basis before the transfer window closes for a fee of around £1.75m.

Saints will be well aware that other clubs may try to take advantage of the fact they would ideally move Osvaldo on.

There could also be a cat and mouse game as serious suitors balance trying to ensure they sign Osvaldo with waiting until as late as possible to try and negotiate better terms.

Saints will also be wary though that the later a deal goes the harder it will be to bring in any potential replacement.

However, Pochettino has opened up the possibility of Saints not signing anyone again after Sam Gallagher’s display against Arsenal.

“Signing right now someone who fits the profile we are looking for is not easy,” he said. “It’s very complicated to find that player.

“With Sam Gallagher’s performance against Arsenal on Tuesday it made us confident we might give him a chance and keep counting on him because he showed he can compete at the top flight.”

He added: “It’s clear that many times we look outside for players that are already in house and we don’t need to be looking outside.

“Sam Gallagher had shown that he can compete, that he can keep on learning from players such as Rickie Lambert, Jay Rodriguez and Adam Lallana. He needs to keep on training and make the most of the minutes we give him and to compete and Rickie, Jay and Adam need to be mirrors for him from which to improve upon his own performance.”

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6:08am Fri 31 Jan 14

Sammy2sheds says...

Poch playing a clever game here.
We are after someone.. But who?
Poch playing a clever game here. We are after someone.. But who? Sammy2sheds
  • Score: 0

6:13am Fri 31 Jan 14

Rising_Son says...

Sammy2sheds wrote:
Poch playing a clever game here.
We are after someone.. But who?
A clever game? No, he's just a clever bloke who's careful about what he says.
[quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: Poch playing a clever game here. We are after someone.. But who?[/p][/quote]A clever game? No, he's just a clever bloke who's careful about what he says. Rising_Son
  • Score: 17

6:57am Fri 31 Jan 14

willygetaway says...

In Mo Po i trust COYR
In Mo Po i trust COYR willygetaway
  • Score: 4

7:04am Fri 31 Jan 14

bigfella777 says...

With the performance against Arsenal do they need anyone else I think not. They can bag at least another 15 points and finish respectably. Victor will come back in this week and make an impact and Rickie Adam J Rod plus Sam growing in confidence is more than plenty. There are plenty of teams jealous of Saints strike force. 3 England players up front can't be bad. Let him go nobody is bigger than the club.
With the performance against Arsenal do they need anyone else I think not. They can bag at least another 15 points and finish respectably. Victor will come back in this week and make an impact and Rickie Adam J Rod plus Sam growing in confidence is more than plenty. There are plenty of teams jealous of Saints strike force. 3 England players up front can't be bad. Let him go nobody is bigger than the club. bigfella777
  • Score: 12

7:28am Fri 31 Jan 14

saint craig says...

Punch 1.75m. Osvaldo 16m Palace really have got themselves a bargain.
Punch 1.75m. Osvaldo 16m Palace really have got themselves a bargain. saint craig
  • Score: 5

8:32am Fri 31 Jan 14

SaintAsh1964 says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
Poch playing a clever game here.
We are after someone.. But who?
A clever game? No, he's just a clever bloke who's careful about what he says.
Agree he's a clever bloke, but normally someone else say's it for him!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: Poch playing a clever game here. We are after someone.. But who?[/p][/quote]A clever game? No, he's just a clever bloke who's careful about what he says.[/p][/quote]Agree he's a clever bloke, but normally someone else say's it for him! SaintAsh1964
  • Score: 0

8:35am Fri 31 Jan 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

It's hardly a "race" to sign him. We just want to get rid of him, to anybody who will take him, without incurring too much of a financial loss. A loan deal is OK for now, provided the receiving club pays a good proportion of his ridiculous wages.
It's hardly a "race" to sign him. We just want to get rid of him, to anybody who will take him, without incurring too much of a financial loss. A loan deal is OK for now, provided the receiving club pays a good proportion of his ridiculous wages. Crossley Place Saint
  • Score: 0

9:06am Fri 31 Jan 14

up saints says...

ship out osvaldo good headline no more to add
ship out osvaldo good headline no more to add up saints
  • Score: 2

9:18am Fri 31 Jan 14

Rising_Son says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
Poch playing a clever game here.
We are after someone.. But who?
A clever game? No, he's just a clever bloke who's careful about what he says.
Agree he's a clever bloke, but normally someone else say's it for him!
No. He says it and someone translates it for him. He probably does that because he's a clever bloke who's careful about what he says and what he wants translated..
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: Poch playing a clever game here. We are after someone.. But who?[/p][/quote]A clever game? No, he's just a clever bloke who's careful about what he says.[/p][/quote]Agree he's a clever bloke, but normally someone else say's it for him![/p][/quote]No. He says it and someone translates it for him. He probably does that because he's a clever bloke who's careful about what he says and what he wants translated.. Rising_Son
  • Score: 4

9:18am Fri 31 Jan 14

redsnapper says...

One thing for sure is that RL needs to forget Ingerlund and start scoring for Saints.
The noise about West Ham and his lacklustre performances since his Wembley goal haven't done him any favours.

A brace against Fulham will go down nicely.
One thing for sure is that RL needs to forget Ingerlund and start scoring for Saints. The noise about West Ham and his lacklustre performances since his Wembley goal haven't done him any favours. A brace against Fulham will go down nicely. redsnapper
  • Score: 6

9:32am Fri 31 Jan 14

JohnItaly says...

Looks very much as though Osvaldo is on his way. According to Sky he flew to Italy last night and is due a medical today. Am not convinced Saints will bring anyone in. My thoughts are MoPo will settle for a mid-table finish and build for next season over the summer. The big question in the summer will be can we keep hold of Luke Shaw.
Looks very much as though Osvaldo is on his way. According to Sky he flew to Italy last night and is due a medical today. Am not convinced Saints will bring anyone in. My thoughts are MoPo will settle for a mid-table finish and build for next season over the summer. The big question in the summer will be can we keep hold of Luke Shaw. JohnItaly
  • Score: 4

9:48am Fri 31 Jan 14

batesieboy says...

If we consider the basic maths for a moment: Juve apparently will pay a paltry sum for the rest of the season...then will Saints get paid 15 million for a 29 year-old? I think not. This is going to be a financial disaster of Delgado proportions.
If we consider the basic maths for a moment: Juve apparently will pay a paltry sum for the rest of the season...then will Saints get paid 15 million for a 29 year-old? I think not. This is going to be a financial disaster of Delgado proportions. batesieboy
  • Score: -1

10:34am Fri 31 Jan 14

therealredarmy says...

@batesieboy

You are so right who will buy him for 15 million he's 29 year old as well !. It's gonna be a loss I believe right now he could go for 7-8 million top. Juventus will take him for the rest of the season but no way they will buy him.
@batesieboy You are so right who will buy him for 15 million he's 29 year old as well !. It's gonna be a loss I believe right now he could go for 7-8 million top. Juventus will take him for the rest of the season but no way they will buy him. therealredarmy
  • Score: -1

10:48am Fri 31 Jan 14

S Pance says...

A loan would be a bad move. It'll give Juventus time to realise what Osvaldo is like ad back out of a permanent deal!!
A loan would be a bad move. It'll give Juventus time to realise what Osvaldo is like ad back out of a permanent deal!! S Pance
  • Score: -3

12:02pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Emsworthsaint says...

SaintAsh1964 wrote:
Rising_Son wrote:
Sammy2sheds wrote:
Poch playing a clever game here.
We are after someone.. But who?
A clever game? No, he's just a clever bloke who's careful about what he says.
Agree he's a clever bloke, but normally someone else say's it for him!
That is WHY he is clever !
[quote][p][bold]SaintAsh1964[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sammy2sheds[/bold] wrote: Poch playing a clever game here. We are after someone.. But who?[/p][/quote]A clever game? No, he's just a clever bloke who's careful about what he says.[/p][/quote]Agree he's a clever bloke, but normally someone else say's it for him![/p][/quote]That is WHY he is clever ! Emsworthsaint
  • Score: 2

2:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

right back in the bar says...

As predicted - but of course the clique on here thought differently suggesting anyone who thought he was done for at Saints was just naively accepting press reports. I even saw a 'what will they say when he scores the winner at Wembley'. In other words, all the usual stuff from the clique that only ever adds up to making it look like they are wiser than anyone else.
How about this for a scenario to celebrate: Saints play Juve in the Europe and Fonte ends Osvaldo's career - the tackle was deemed hard but fair'.
As predicted - but of course the clique on here thought differently suggesting anyone who thought he was done for at Saints was just naively accepting press reports. I even saw a 'what will they say when he scores the winner at Wembley'. In other words, all the usual stuff from the clique that only ever adds up to making it look like they are wiser than anyone else. How about this for a scenario to celebrate: Saints play Juve in the Europe and Fonte ends Osvaldo's career - the tackle was deemed hard but fair'. right back in the bar
  • Score: 1

5:44pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Saintly Sam says...

batesieboy wrote:
If we consider the basic maths for a moment: Juve apparently will pay a paltry sum for the rest of the season...then will Saints get paid 15 million for a 29 year-old? I think not. This is going to be a financial disaster of Delgado proportions.
If he scores enough goals for them during his loan period then yes, they will pay big money for him, and he'll be keen to play well so he can get into Italy's world cup squad.
I hope we do sign a striker, Sam G's performance against the arse's might be a flash in the pan, we should not take that chance, perhaps a loan signing of our own?
[quote][p][bold]batesieboy[/bold] wrote: If we consider the basic maths for a moment: Juve apparently will pay a paltry sum for the rest of the season...then will Saints get paid 15 million for a 29 year-old? I think not. This is going to be a financial disaster of Delgado proportions.[/p][/quote]If he scores enough goals for them during his loan period then yes, they will pay big money for him, and he'll be keen to play well so he can get into Italy's world cup squad. I hope we do sign a striker, Sam G's performance against the arse's might be a flash in the pan, we should not take that chance, perhaps a loan signing of our own? Saintly Sam
  • Score: 1

6:30pm Fri 31 Jan 14

southwest saint says...

the priority should be to get him away as soon as possible. I know we don't want to make a huge loss but if he is still around the squad then this can only be really bad for moral.

The trouble is will other managers want to take him on? Do they think they can control him. Has anyone heard any kind of statement from him?
You would think at the very least he would apologize.
the priority should be to get him away as soon as possible. I know we don't want to make a huge loss but if he is still around the squad then this can only be really bad for moral. The trouble is will other managers want to take him on? Do they think they can control him. Has anyone heard any kind of statement from him? You would think at the very least he would apologize. southwest saint
  • Score: 0

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