Porto complete free transfer of former Saints striker Osvaldo

Porto has completed the signing of striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo on a free transfer.

The Italy international joined Southampton in a club-record deal only two years ago, but was released by the Premier League club last month.

Osvaldo proved to be a disruptive influence during his time on the south coast and will now aim to kick start his career in Portugal.

Porto will be hoping the 29-year-old front man is able to hit the ground running after the club sold the prolific Jackson Martinez to Atletico Madrid.

Osvaldo was suspended for three games by Southampton following a touchline fracas with Newcastle United's goalkeeping coach in December 2013, before being banned by the club following a training-ground incident.

The former Roma forward was then loaned to Serie A champion Juventus for the rest of that campaign and spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Inter and Argentinian side Boca Juniors.

Porto gave no details over the length of contract Osvaldo has signed.

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