Southampton's Manolo Gabbiadini enjoying life in the Premier League

Southampton striker Manolo Gabbiadini says he is "happy" playing his football in the Premier League.

Gabbiadini arrived in England in January after joining Southampton from Napoli, where he had struggled for game time.

The 25-year-old hopes to represent Italy in next year's World Cup and feels playing in the Premier League will give him the best opportunity to do so.

"I have no regrets [about being at Napoli], they were two wonderful years," Gabbiadini told ANSA. "When I think about my experience at Napoli, I'm satisfied with what I did there.

"Sooner or later I will return to play in Italy but not now. I am happy in England, where I am playing in a great league.

"And given the competition in attack for Italy, I can have more opportunities in view of the World Cup in 2018."