10 things you need to know about Pablo Osvaldo PLUS watch his best goals and skills

Harry Redknapp has got his next transfer target in the cross hairs and is preparing to fire off a bid to lure Pablo Osvaldo from Espanyol to White Hart Lane.

Spurs join £17m fight for striker  

But what can Spurs fans expect to see if the striker does swap La Liga for the Premier League?

Here's your need to know guide, complete with video evidence.

1) Pablo Daniel Osvaldo was born on January 12, 1986 (making him 25 if you're struggling to work that out) in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires.

2) He started his professional career in 2005 with local second division club Atletico Huracan where he bagged 11 goals in 33 league games.

3) He impressed enough in his debut season to secure a move to Europe when Serie B side Atalanta took him to Italy in 2006. It wasn't initially a successful move as he scored just one goal in only three appearances all season.

4) After a more prolific season with Lecce he secured a move to Serie A with Fiorentina in 2007. He caused something of a stir when he scored a last minute winner against fierce rivals Juventus and was red carded for his celebration which included taking his shirt off and pretending to machine gun his own supporters, which you can see here:

Which immediately reminded us of this:

5) After two years with Fiorentina he switched to Bologna before pitching up at Espanyol, initially on loan, before the move was made permanent last year for a €5 million fee.

6) So if he's so good he must be an international right? And that means constant trips back to Argentina for meaningless friendlies and Copa America leaving him too tired to play for Spurs on a Saturday, right? Wrong. As he holds duel Argentine and Italian nationality he opted to play for the Italian Under-21 team (for which he scored the winner in the Under-21s Toulon Tournament in 2008). Since then he has not been selected for the senior team.

7) So other than hilarious firearm-based celebrations, what can he do? Well, he can do bicycle kicks for one thing, as this clip of him scoring for Fiorentina against Torino proves.

8) And he's not bad with his head either:

9) But he doesn't always get it right. Here he is trying - and failing - to trick his way past Barcelona's Gerard Pique, and the clutching his face as if he's just been whacked with a giant frying pan when Pique simply takes the ball.

10) But we'll leave you with this top compilation of some of his best goals and super silky skills. Enjoy.

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