Agent surprised by Gabbiadini’s fine Southampton start

Date published: Tuesday 11th April 2017 3:29

Manolo Gabbiadini: In red-hot form

Manolo Gabbiadini’s agent says even he has been surprised by how good the striker has been for Southampton.

Speaking exclusively to Calciomercato, the striker’s agent Silvio Pagliari confirmed the instant success of the 25-year-old at St Mary’s has shocked him.

Gabbiadini, who arrived for £14.45million from Napoli in January, has scored four goals in as many league games, and scored twice in the EFL Cup Final as the Saints were beaten by Man Utd.

In fact the only game he has not scored in since moving from Italy was the 2-1 defeat to Tottenham – a game in which he picked up a groin strain, which has sidelined him for the last three weeks.

“I was sure that he would do well, but I’d be lying if I said that he would be this good!”

“He had the same impact in his first six months in Naples, he was devastating,” Pagliari  told Calciomercato.

“He’s very happy, it’s a different type of football, another life, let’s hope he continues like this. When people tell me that something went wrong I never agree, he scored 25 goals, one every 119 minutes.

“It was only fair for both sides to go their separate ways because there were too many players up front, so we reached an agreement with the club.

“But, I repeat, Manolo did well at Sampdoria, Bologna, Atalanta. Everywhere he’s gone he has performed, goals have no continent”.

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