Dani Osvaldo is hoping to help lead Inter Milan to the Serie A title this coming season following his initial loan move back to Italy from Southampton.
The controversial Argentina-born Italy striker completed his move to the Nerazzurri having been told he has no future with the Saints in the English Premier League.
Osvaldo, 28, who only moved to St Mary’s from Roma for 15million euros last summer, was shipped out to Inter’s rivals Juventus in January after he was involved in a training ground bust-up with Saints defender Jose Fonte.
However, he only managed to score one goal in 11 league outings as the Bianconeri retained their title and the Turin outfit failed to take up their option to buy Osvaldo in this summer transfer market so he had been left in limbo.
Inter coach Walter Mazzarri has now taken a gamble on the player by finalising an initial season-long loan deal with the option to buy the striker for seven million euros next year.
Osvaldo is now relishing the prospect of playing regularly in the new season, while he is also hoping to help the club pip Juve to the Scudetto.
“I’m very happy to be at Inter,” he told reporters. “The Scudetto? Hopefully.”
Inter are 15.00 to win the Serie A title this season, while Juve are 1.80 favourites to retain their crown.