Every week over the past couple of months, Manolo Gabbiadini has been linked with a new Italian club, as their local press appeared to be pushing for his Southampton exit.
Clubs like Fiorentina and his former side Bologna were all mentioned, but nothing was ever really concrete, and now we know why.
Speaking to Radio Sportiva, relayed by TuttoMercatoWeb, Southampton forward’s agent, Silvio Pagliari, has made it very clear his client isn’t going anywhere in January.
He said: “Fiorentina and other clubs on Gabbiani? It’s all just chatter. For Southampton, he’s unsellable and we’re happy to stay in England. It won’t be a great January window. I’m not predicting any shocks like in the past.”
With Southampton currently 17th in the Premier League with just eight points, it could have been understandable if the 26-year-old wanted to look elsewhere with so many clubs interested, but his loyalty and the Saints’ trust in the player suggest he’ll be there at least until the end of the campaign.
Hardly a regular under Mark Hughes, Gabbiadini has made just eight appearances in the league, of which two were starts, scoring one goal, which came in their latest game in a 1-1 draw against Watford.