Dearest Graziano,

You joined our club at a time of uncertainty.

After years of solidly growing, players were jumping ship left, right and center forward.

Fans were lost. Scared. Looking for something to hold on to.

And that something happened to be a majestic Italian.

By the time you and Tadic had torn apart Newcastle at home, the doubters had been silenced

This was a new-look Southampton, stronger, faster and far more handsome.

Over the next 2 years, you came to symbolize everything I loved about football.

Passion

Beauty

Goals

It would be easy to dismiss your move to China, but I see what you've really done...

As Neil Young said, "It's better to burn out, than to fade away."

Thank You Graziano, for a beautiful two years.

Yours, Tom

@thegreatskua

p.s. very open to offers on this domain name...

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