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Southampton defender Jose Fonte has revealed exactly what the club have been doing to help Pablo Osvaldo adjust to life in England, reports the Southampton Daily Echo.

Osvaldo was a record buy from Roma over the summer, in a fee believed to be worth nearly £15 million.

The Italian international hasn't scored for the South Coast club, after two starts and one substitute appearance, although he was only prevented from opening his account on Sunday by a great save from West Ham's veteran goalkeeper Jussi Jääskeläinen.

However, the Argentine born striker brings a big reputation with him having impressed with spells at Espanyol (under Mauricio Pochettino) and at Roma. 

He has been called up to the Italian national side and has nine caps and three goals to his name.

Fonte has revealed that everybody is desperate for him to be a hit in the Premier League.

He said: “We’ve taken care of everything.

“We’ve taken care of his house, we’ve taken care of his car. He’s finding it really easy, because everyone is a good person in this club."

“You adapt very quickly and he’s completely settled. He just wants to move into his house."

“He’s still in a hotel, which is not the best, but soon he will move into his house and he will be even more settled."

“We need to get to know our teammate who comes into the club, make him feel welcome, show him what he wants and what he needs and try and help him so he settles as quick as possible to help us on the pitch.”

 Osvaldo was one of three major summer coups for the Saints.

Victor Wanyama and Dejan Lovren have also arrived at St Mary's.

Southampton are currently 11th with five points from four games, however they have only managed two goals all season.

They've drawn blanks in their last two fixtures, which means it is a necessity for the likes of Osvaldo, Rickie Lambert and Jay Rodriguez to start banging in the goals.  

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