The Italo-Argentine is poised to make a return to the Piedmontese capital and is doing the outmost to convince Inter to let him go
Pablo Osvaldo will be remembered by most juventini as the author of one of the biggest “trolls” in recent Juventus history. Purchased as a 5th option in attack last January, Osvaldo scored a goal (albeit meaningless for a title that had already been mathematically won) at the 94th minute against Roma, at the Stadio Olimpico.
Since leaving Roma in 2013, Osvaldo has not had the greatest of spells: 4 months at Southampton followed by a decent spell at Juventus, and now being pushed out by Inter with the advent of Shaqiri and Podolski.
The time at Juventus was perhaps the most enjoyable as he was part of a winning team. It is perhaps for this reason that Osvaldo wants to return there. According to Sky Sport’s Gianluca Di Marzio and Mediaset‘s Claudio Raimondi Osvaldo is pleading his case for Inter (who owns his sporting rights until season’s end) to let him return to Turin. Inter is resisting at the moment.
In the meantime, Juventus is looking elsewhere to find a replacement for Giovinco who (as reported earlier) is likely to pack his bags for Toronto in this transfer session. If Osvaldo falls through, Gianpaolo Pazzini is being considered as an eventual back up plan, although Juventus brass prefer Osvaldo both because of the player’s willingness to join but also because he would spend less time becoming acclimatized to the team.