Dani Osvaldo has an interesting new career after quitting football aged 30

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Remember Dani Osvaldo?

The Argentine-born Italian striker spent a number of years in Serie A with a host of different clubs while he also had an, erm, interesting spell with Southampton after becoming the Premier League side’s record signing in 2013.

Osvaldo was suspended by the Saints for two weeks following a training ground incident with Jose Fonte in January 2014 and that effectively marked the end of his playing career in England.


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The striker then moved on to Porto - following loan spells with Juventus, Inter Milan and Boca Juniors - before moving to Boca on a permanent transfer in January of this year.

However, his move to La Bombonera backfired on the Argentine giants.

Osvaldo had his Boca contract terminated in May following an argument with the coach, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, and after being caught smoking in the dressing room.

Osvaldo's new career is a surprise

So, what’s the big man up to these days?

Well, it turns out he’s decided to quit football altogether.

According to The Sun, the 30-year-old has rejected a generous £1.25 million-a-year playing contract with Chievo in order to become a rock star.

Yes. A rock star.

Football’s bad boy is now music’s problem after he opted to try and make a career out of his other major interest.

Osvaldo did have ability - but lacked focus

It’s a little bit of a shame because Osvaldo, when focused, was a centre-forward with considerable ability.

You might remember this stunning goal he scored against Manchester City, a few months after joining Southampton.

But wherever Osvaldo went, trouble inevitably followed, hence why he never really fulfilled his potential.

A new career as a rock star might be better suited to his personality.

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