Southampton record signing targeted by Spanish clubs

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Southampton's record signing Pablo Daniel Osvaldo has had an indifferent start to his Premier League career and could be offered an exit route in January by Atletico Madrid or Valencia, according to the Daily Mirror.

Osvaldo joined the south coast club for £14.5m from AS Roma in the summer, but despite the Saints' good form, has only managed one goal so far himself.

The 27-year-old is an Italian international and was tipped for success following his transfer but has yet to display the form which saw him top the goalscoring charts for Roma last season and could be set for a return to La Liga in the January transfer window.

Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino managed Osvaldo at Espanyol and believes the striker will come good once he has adapted to the Premier League.

He told the Daily Echo: "Every player needs their own personal time to adapt to this league.

"Every player is different but I am sure he [Osvaldo] won't have any problems adapting to this league and I'm sure that in a few months we are going to see the best of him."

However, a move back to Spain may interest Osvaldo as he looks to hit a run of form that will see him be selected for the Italy squad taken to next summer's World Cup in Brazil. 

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