FC Porto Confirms Signing Italian Striker Daniel Osvaldo has officially announced the signing of Italian striker Pablo .

The Portuguese club announced the arrival of the 29-year-old Italian international on Wednesday with a photograph of the player in training, but did not disclose any details about the , reports media.

According to the Portuguese press, enlisting the Argentina-born Osvaldo was performed using a “transfer bridge,” a practice condemned by world ’s governing body , which is to transfer a player to a destination club via a “bridge club,” with which the player never actually plays.

After finishing his contract with English side Southampton, Osvaldo signed with (in Uruguay’s second division) to avoid being transferred to as a free agent, thus reducing taxes for the Portuguese club.

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The South American club was sanctioned by FIFA in 2014 with a prohibition of buying and selling players for two seasons and a fine of 32,000 euros ($34,874), although the decision has been suspended after an appeal by the club.