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RUMOR New York Red Bulls interested in Southampton's Dani Osvaldo

The rumor mill strikes again.

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Demian Meltzer of is reporting that the New York Red Bulls are interested in signing Dani Osvaldo. Here's the relevant section (via Google Translate):

Southampton to New York. England to America. The visit to the Republic of La Boca seem to end up being a brief stopover in the race globetrotter Daniel Osvaldo, passing through 11 clubs in four countries (Argentina, Italy, Spain and England), in 11 years of professionalism. With a foot outside his beloved club, striker seems that neither the British team will own your pass and move on to wear the colors (red and white, go irony) of the New York Red Bulls.

Osvaldo, 29, is currently under contract with Southampton, but has been on loan with Boca Juniors since February. He has 3 goals in 9 matches with the Xeneizes. The loan expires on June 30th.

The striker, who has appeared 14 times and scored 4 goals for the Italian National Team, has earned a bit of a "bad boy" reputation. He punched teammate Erik Lamela while at Roma, was kicked off the Italian National Team after insulting his club manager, and was banned by Southampton for three matches after being involved in a touchline brawl.

For what it's worth, Osvaldo doesn't seem like the type of player who would be a good fit on the current Red Bulls squad. Although the club is currently lacking depth at striker, they're not likely to pay a high transfer fee and salary for a player who has a history of bad behavior. He still has two years left on his contract and Southampton would be looking to recoup the 12.8 million pounds they paid to secure his services.

Osvaldo, a man once described as "a force of nature" by a former coach, has been on the books at Fiorentina, Bologna, Espanyol, Roma, Juventus, and Inter Milan.