Osvaldo was signed on deadline day from Southampton, arriving on a free loan with option to buy for €19m.
"We wanted to make the most of any opportunities. Osvaldo arrived on a free loan, so we didn’t pay a single penny, and the player drastically reduced his salary to help the move go through. There is an option to buy at the end of the season for €19m and we have these months to evaluate how he settles in, then can discuss whether there are the terms to sign him permanently. It’s premature to talk about it now," said Marotta.
“Our objective was to raise the competition within the squad and the overall quality level. It is down to Conte to make his decisions game by game.”
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