Spurs switch attention to Serie A striker
It is thought that Spurs, who have already enquired about signing the player, will have to do battle with Juventus and Anzhi Makhachkala to sign the Argentinian-born forward.
Osvaldo joined Roma in 2011 from Espanyol, and has notched up 11 goals in 22 league appearances this season, making him one of Serie A’s highest scoring players.
The 27 year old, who was born in Buenos Aires, has spent most of his playing career in Italy, and has been capped six times by the Azzurri.
Jermain Defoe and Emmanuel Adebayor are Spurs’ only senior forwards, so their pursuit of a new striker will be a priority, especially following their failed attempt to sign Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao in January.
TalkSPORT claims Roma are willing to let Osvaldo leave, after a falling out with Francesco Totti regarding a penalty in the team’s defeat against Sampdoria last month.
Totti, who is the club’s designated penalty taker, had the ball taken from him by Osvaldo, who proceeded to miss the spot kick, resulting in him being abused by his own fans.
It remains to be seen how influential the incident will be in the player’s future, but there is expected to be no shortage of interest in him, should he become available for transfer this summer.