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Ex-Italy striker Daniel Osvaldo joins Argentina’s Banfield

Ex-Italy striker Daniel Osvaldo joins Argentina’s Banfield

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Jan 2020 4:45 AM GMT

Buenos Aires: Former Italy international striker Daniel Osvaldo has come out of retirement to play for Argentinean first division club Banfield, according to widespread local media reports.

The Argentina-born 33-year-old agreed to a one year contract after meeting with head coach Julio Cesar Falcioni in Buenos Aires this week, local newspaper Clarin reported.

He is expected to join his new teammates for their first training session of 2020 on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. Oswaldo has not played competitive football since retiring after a brief spell with Boca Juniors in early 2016.

Capped 14 times for Italy, Daniel Osvaldo’s career includes spells at Fiorentina, Espanyol, Roma, Southampton, Juventus, Inter Milan and Porto. Banfield are currently placed at the 16th spot in the 24-team Argentinian Superliga, which is in the midst of a summer recess. Osvaldo’s first match for his new club is expected to be a home clash against Patronato on January 26. (IANS)

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