Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino insists Rickie Lambert remains in his plans despite the £12.8m signing of Dani Osvaldo. But Pochettino believes the duo can work well together: "I don't think they are that similar," said Pochettino.
"I think they could find it very easy to play together. But we will be gauging that as the season unfolds, the Premier League is a tough competition and there are also two cup competitions.
"You also have to think that all great players know how to get along on the pitch and know how to play well together, regardless of the characteristics that they have.
"Rickie has shown time and time again that he is a very intellectual footballer and that he welcomes the competition. He welcomes the fact that Osvaldo is here because it will make him raise his game."