Osvaldo seals 'dream' move to Juventus

Basingstoke Gazette: Dani Osvaldo Dani Osvaldo

Dani Osvaldo has described it as “an honour and a dream” to join Juventus on transfer deadline day.

The Saints bad boy has moved to the Serie A giants on loan until May 31 with the Italian club paying his wages, estimated to be around £50,000 a week.

Juventus have confirmed they can exercise an option to buy him permanently before May 31 at a set fee of €19m (£15.6m), paid over three years.

That would make a tidy profit on a player Saints signed for a club record fee of €15m last summer.

Osvaldo, who made 13 appearances during his brief time at Saints, scoring three goals, saw his career at St Mary’s come to an end after an alleged headbutt on teammate Jose Fonte.

That has led Saints to get shot of him before the window closes.

“I’m very happy,” Osvaldo told a Juventus interviewer.

“It’s all been a bit of a whirlwind and I still can’t quite believe it but I’m happy.

“It was pleasing when I first heard of Juventus’ interest in me.

“When everything was completed last night I sat down and I couldn’t believe it.

“As I said before, it’s been a pretty hectic three or four days but I’m happy.”

Osvaldo, who joined Saints from Roma, was asked whether he had missed Italian football.

“I can honestly say I have, yes,” he replied.

“When I initially left I was happy to embark on a new and exciting experience in England.

“But in the end it became something I missed.”

Osvaldo really needs to perform in the next few months to help Juve in their quest to win the Serie A title and to ensure a spot in Italy’s World Cup side.

“I want to enjoy it,” he smiled.

“In the year of the World Cup, I’m joining the greatest club in Italy and one of the finest in Europe.

“I don’t think such things happen often in life.

“I want to enjoy this experience, do my best to be involved in the World Cup and, God willing, stay here for many years.”

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6:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

LeTissiersEarLobe says...

Sod off Pirate Boy

Dont ever come back, Jose is waiting for you
Sod off Pirate Boy Dont ever come back, Jose is waiting for you LeTissiersEarLobe

6:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

AdamG10 says...

It's a shame it didn't work out but, everything that's happened it's the best outcome for all.
It's a shame it didn't work out but, everything that's happened it's the best outcome for all. AdamG10

6:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

likewatchingbrazil says...

it was our dream too, off you trot
it was our dream too, off you trot likewatchingbrazil

6:41pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Jamesvb says...

I just hope Juve do exercise the option to buy him. We certainly don't want him back now. Same it's an initial loan with an option, and not just an immediate buy, because this will not motivate Saints to reinvest the funds this window. I suspect somewhere around a 8, 9 or 10th place finish is what we are set for now. This has to go down as a bad mark for MoPo - his only one mind. You could see the attitude as soon as Osvaldo arrived and today has been waiting to happen ever since.
I just hope Juve do exercise the option to buy him. We certainly don't want him back now. Same it's an initial loan with an option, and not just an immediate buy, because this will not motivate Saints to reinvest the funds this window. I suspect somewhere around a 8, 9 or 10th place finish is what we are set for now. This has to go down as a bad mark for MoPo - his only one mind. You could see the attitude as soon as Osvaldo arrived and today has been waiting to happen ever since. Jamesvb

6:46pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Crossley Place Saint says...

I'm glad he's gone - for now. The chance of Juventus thinking he's worth 18 million euro in May seems to me to be very low - so I fear he'll be back in the summer.
I'm glad he's gone - for now. The chance of Juventus thinking he's worth 18 million euro in May seems to me to be very low - so I fear he'll be back in the summer. Crossley Place Saint

6:52pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

To move him on at a profit is outstanding business. Juve know all about him so they're not in for any surprises.
To move him on at a profit is outstanding business. Juve know all about him so they're not in for any surprises. Seedhouse the Unrepentant

6:55pm Fri 31 Jan 14

rednwhite72 says...

I'm still not convinced that all that trouble wasn't intentional to get the move out?
Oh well 'arrivederci' its been emotional.
I'm still not convinced that all that trouble wasn't intentional to get the move out? Oh well 'arrivederci' its been emotional. rednwhite72

6:57pm Fri 31 Jan 14

THE12THMAN says...

Let's hope he is a big success at Juventus so they buy him in the summer. We don't need players who upset the dressing room. COYR
Let's hope he is a big success at Juventus so they buy him in the summer. We don't need players who upset the dressing room. COYR THE12THMAN

7:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

to be honest I think this is the best outcome for all.
its a shame that despite his previous troubles he couldn't or wouldn't integrate with the rest of the squad. he could have been a great player for us and it was obvious he has a lot of ability. its just his character that is at fault. still we will make a profit on the sale so that's a bonus.
to be honest I think this is the best outcome for all. its a shame that despite his previous troubles he couldn't or wouldn't integrate with the rest of the squad. he could have been a great player for us and it was obvious he has a lot of ability. its just his character that is at fault. still we will make a profit on the sale so that's a bonus. el caballo santos101

7:13pm Fri 31 Jan 14

legh_langston says...

Osvaldo & Tevez - the dream team -just add Balotelli & watch the fireworks!
Osvaldo & Tevez - the dream team -just add Balotelli & watch the fireworks! legh_langston

7:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

St.David says...

Bye bye. . .
Bye bye. . . St.David

7:17pm Fri 31 Jan 14

nevereverblue says...

Jog on Pablo!
What a complete f*#kwit you turned out to be.
Jog on Pablo! What a complete f*#kwit you turned out to be. nevereverblue

7:20pm Fri 31 Jan 14

eastsidemush says...

Let's hope and pray he doesn't start 'laying out' a few Juventus players or we may be taking the tw@t back later on.
Let's hope and pray he doesn't start 'laying out' a few Juventus players or we may be taking the tw@t back later on. eastsidemush

7:23pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Hope the next time I see him is when Shaw, Clyne, Cork, Lallana, JWP, Lambert, J-Rod and young Sam are celebrating a 6-0 win over the Italians in the World Cup which knocks them out!
Hope the next time I see him is when Shaw, Clyne, Cork, Lallana, JWP, Lambert, J-Rod and young Sam are celebrating a 6-0 win over the Italians in the World Cup which knocks them out! Norwegian Saint

7:25pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Mary80 says...

Get him some anger management before he headbutts the wrong guy and goes the way of Jimmy hoffa
Get him some anger management before he headbutts the wrong guy and goes the way of Jimmy hoffa Mary80

7:26pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Clever Dick says...

It's great he's gone but it's also a bit worrying that they have the option to buy, and we could be saddled with the total d1ckhead again in the summer. He could very easily lose it again playing for Juve and that would reduce his value even more. I'd imagine most Italian defenders are being drilled as to how to get him sent off already. I know he has gone but I can't help thinking NC would have played the hardball game a lot more. Here's hoping we get a surprise signing before the widow ends. After all with Billy Sharpe, Tad Lee, Foxy, Aaron Martin,Lee Barnard we must have got around £100k a week off the wage bill.
It's great he's gone but it's also a bit worrying that they have the option to buy, and we could be saddled with the total d1ckhead again in the summer. He could very easily lose it again playing for Juve and that would reduce his value even more. I'd imagine most Italian defenders are being drilled as to how to get him sent off already. I know he has gone but I can't help thinking NC would have played the hardball game a lot more. Here's hoping we get a surprise signing before the widow ends. After all with Billy Sharpe, Tad Lee, Foxy, Aaron Martin,Lee Barnard we must have got around £100k a week off the wage bill. Clever Dick

7:33pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Overall all the dead wood has been chopped how about a new signing before the deadline!
Overall all the dead wood has been chopped how about a new signing before the deadline! Fatty x Ford Worker

7:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Little Hitler says...

Good riddance, you've brought shame on our club and you've shown no regret for your actions.
Good riddance, you've brought shame on our club and you've shown no regret for your actions. Little Hitler

8:01pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Saint TGB says...

Norwegian Saint wrote:
Hope the next time I see him is when Shaw, Clyne, Cork, Lallana, JWP, Lambert, J-Rod and young Sam are celebrating a 6-0 win over the Italians in the World Cup which knocks them out!
Norge, Sam is a Scot but I hope the rest will be celebrating.
[quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Hope the next time I see him is when Shaw, Clyne, Cork, Lallana, JWP, Lambert, J-Rod and young Sam are celebrating a 6-0 win over the Italians in the World Cup which knocks them out![/p][/quote]Norge, Sam is a Scot but I hope the rest will be celebrating. Saint TGB

8:03pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Galapagos Saint says...

We are lucky to get a refund after knowingly buying damaged goods
We are lucky to get a refund after knowingly buying damaged goods Galapagos Saint

8:12pm Fri 31 Jan 14

fritzer says...

A well planned exit Dan,would'nt mind betting that this whole fiasko was well planned not long after his arrival at St Marys, but it's not all over yet he'll loose it again for sure!! see yiz in the summer.
A well planned exit Dan,would'nt mind betting that this whole fiasko was well planned not long after his arrival at St Marys, but it's not all over yet he'll loose it again for sure!! see yiz in the summer. fritzer

8:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

SouthamptonBoy65 says...

OK, so it didn't work out, s#%t happens, but we shouldn't knock our club's ambition!

Potentially a profit if they exercise their option to buy, which is also a good result for our new executive.

Sometimes you have to cut the deadwood to let new grow back stronger.

Time to move on.
OK, so it didn't work out, s#%t happens, but we shouldn't knock our club's ambition! Potentially a profit if they exercise their option to buy, which is also a good result for our new executive. Sometimes you have to cut the deadwood to let new grow back stronger. Time to move on. SouthamptonBoy65

8:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Flying_Pigs says...

Think we've learnt a lot about MoPo over the last few weeks - this wouldn't have gone ahead had he not given the executive the thumbs-up to ship him out. I reckon if MP had been similar to his former team-mate Diego Simeone at Atletico we'd still be nursing this guys wages for a good while yet. MP likes club-men, building from within, graft and discipline. Pleased to see that he feels those values are reflected in the rest of our squad. COYS..........

Dani did leave us this though - new shorts for Kompany!
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Think we've learnt a lot about MoPo over the last few weeks - this wouldn't have gone ahead had he not given the executive the thumbs-up to ship him out. I reckon if MP had been similar to his former team-mate Diego Simeone at Atletico we'd still be nursing this guys wages for a good while yet. MP likes club-men, building from within, graft and discipline. Pleased to see that he feels those values are reflected in the rest of our squad. COYS.......... Dani did leave us this though - new shorts for Kompany! http://www.complex.c om/sports/2013/12/da ni-osvaldo-goal-manc hester-city-gif Flying_Pigs

8:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

fritzer says...

Verdrai che andra tutto per il meglio.
Verdrai che andra tutto per il meglio. fritzer

8:39pm Fri 31 Jan 14

J7junctionseven says...

Prize pr1ck......it's no wonder the Roma fans hate him.
Good riddance.
Going to Fulham tomorrow and can't wait.
3 points will be nice and show we don't need tw@ts like him
COYR FOADP
Prize pr1ck......it's no wonder the Roma fans hate him. Good riddance. Going to Fulham tomorrow and can't wait. 3 points will be nice and show we don't need tw@ts like him COYR FOADP J7junctionseven

8:48pm Fri 31 Jan 14

peregrine73 says...

Osvaldo will not be back,the best result for Saints is that he settles in atJuv,and they buy him.Any bad behaviour and we will on a large loss to unload him.
OK we have a reasonable forward line at the moment, but any injuries will show up our weak squad,rather like our defence in recent times.Top ten finish still possible subject to the existing team staying fit.
Osvaldo will not be back,the best result for Saints is that he settles in atJuv,and they buy him.Any bad behaviour and we will on a large loss to unload him. OK we have a reasonable forward line at the moment, but any injuries will show up our weak squad,rather like our defence in recent times.Top ten finish still possible subject to the existing team staying fit. peregrine73

8:58pm Fri 31 Jan 14

apm1954 says...

honour and a dream pleased for him burke,
honour and a dream pleased for him burke, apm1954

9:25pm Fri 31 Jan 14

West Cork Saiint says...

That he never publicly apologised to Jose, his team mates, the clubs and the fans shows his true character. Certainly not a saint!!!
That he never publicly apologised to Jose, his team mates, the clubs and the fans shows his true character. Certainly not a saint!!! West Cork Saiint

9:28pm Fri 31 Jan 14

hedge end bob says...

GLAD, ENOUH SAID.
GLAD, ENOUH SAID. hedge end bob

10:01pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Jesus_02 says...

Hope he has a good world cup performs well and we get a good fee for him.

Seems talented TBH but proved that he wasn't up for the fight. Like Adkins said Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard
Hope he has a good world cup performs well and we get a good fee for him. Seems talented TBH but proved that he wasn't up for the fight. Like Adkins said Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard Jesus_02

10:05pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Saint TGB wrote:
Norwegian Saint wrote:
Hope the next time I see him is when Shaw, Clyne, Cork, Lallana, JWP, Lambert, J-Rod and young Sam are celebrating a 6-0 win over the Italians in the World Cup which knocks them out!
Norge, Sam is a Scot but I hope the rest will be celebrating.
He can still choose England as he was born in England and not played for the nation full squad... He should see the light and join the successful country!
[quote][p][bold]Saint TGB[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Norwegian Saint[/bold] wrote: Hope the next time I see him is when Shaw, Clyne, Cork, Lallana, JWP, Lambert, J-Rod and young Sam are celebrating a 6-0 win over the Italians in the World Cup which knocks them out![/p][/quote]Norge, Sam is a Scot but I hope the rest will be celebrating.[/p][/quote]He can still choose England as he was born in England and not played for the nation full squad... He should see the light and join the successful country! Norwegian Saint

10:21pm Fri 31 Jan 14

el caballo santos101 says...

Jesus_02 wrote:
Hope he has a good world cup performs well and we get a good fee for him.

Seems talented TBH but proved that he wasn't up for the fight. Like Adkins said Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard
the world cup is after the season ends, and the loan is until the end of the season, if juve want him it will be before the world cup and the fee is set. if juve don't want him then other teams were interested anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Jesus_02[/bold] wrote: Hope he has a good world cup performs well and we get a good fee for him. Seems talented TBH but proved that he wasn't up for the fight. Like Adkins said Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard[/p][/quote]the world cup is after the season ends, and the loan is until the end of the season, if juve want him it will be before the world cup and the fee is set. if juve don't want him then other teams were interested anyway. el caballo santos101

11:41pm Fri 31 Jan 14

deepheat says...

I just hope MoPo doesn't join him at the end of the season. that really would be a kick in the balls.
I just hope MoPo doesn't join him at the end of the season. that really would be a kick in the balls. deepheat

12:51am Sat 1 Feb 14

sasmike says...

bye bye you useless waste of space twot don't come back
bye bye you useless waste of space twot don't come back sasmike

2:15am Sat 1 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

Zidane now has a use go headbutt the twonk
Zidane now has a use go headbutt the twonk Mary80

1:06pm Sat 1 Feb 14

BAKER1965 says...

Shame that if they buy him they will not pay the fee in one go but over three years. I bet we paid in full when we signed him.
Shame that if they buy him they will not pay the fee in one go but over three years. I bet we paid in full when we signed him. BAKER1965

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