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Top five: Premier League bad boys (1)

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Pablo Daniel Osvaldo joins the Premier League with something of a reputation.

The controversial striker shunned interest from the likes of Tottenham, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid to complete a switch to ambitious Southampton, after the south coast club paid over £12 million to secure his services.

Whilst this signing is clearly a signal of intent from Mauricio Pochettino's side, Osvaldo comes with a warning.

Known for his unpredictability and volatile character, Osvaldo struck a calm and composed figure during his presentation to the media earlier today.

"I consider myself a very calm person and am very relaxed," he said. "There have been a lot of untrue stories in the media, some were true but they were exaggerated."

One of those stories centres around a bust-up between Osvaldo and AS Roma teammate, Erik Lamela.

After losing 2-0 against Udinese, the 27-year-old striker allegedly punched Lamela in the team dressing room for failing to pass him the ball. A €50,000 fine soon followed, and Osvaldo was subsequently suspended.

One thing is for sure, Osvaldo adds some much-needed charisma to the Premier League, which got us thinking of some of the other 'bad boys' who have featured in England's top tier.

Scroll through the pages to find out who features, and feel free to put forward your suggestions in the comment box below.

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