Pablo Dani Osvaldo to Porto: Latest Transfer Details, Reaction and More

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistAugust 5, 2015

Inter Milan's Pablo Osvaldo, center, celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Roma and Inter Milan, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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The next stop in Pablo Dani Osvaldo's tumultuous career sees him land at Portuguese giants Porto, following on from his disappointing spell with Premier League club Southampton

Porto confirmed the striker's unveiling on Wednesday:

Osvaldo was a free agent following the termination of his contract with Saints, where he failed to settle. He spent last season on loan, first at Inter Milan and then at Boca Juniors.

According to, the 29-year-old scored 13 goals and laid on seven assists in all competitions.

As demonstrates, Osvaldo enjoyed a strong start to life at Inter before his absences from training led to his loan being cut short:

Having featured in Serie A and La Liga for much of his career, Osvaldo is an experienced campaigner in European football. His strong finishing and ability in the air will help Porto replace the firepower they lost in Jackson Martinez.

However, as Bleacher Report's own Andy Brassell notes, the move could be considered something of a gamble:

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Osvaldo has featured for 11 clubs in the last 10 years, indicating that he struggles to settle in the long term.

Though the risk is mitigated by the striker being a free transfer, it would be unwise for Porto to pin all their hopes on Osvaldo replacing Martinez.

If they can help him to settle, then the Argentina-born forward can certainly add to their attacking quality, but Porto will likely continue to pursue other strikers before the summer window closes.