With flop striker Guido Carrillo clearly having no future at Southampton under Austrian manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, one of the constant pieces of speculation on the summer transfer rumour mill was his future and what would ultimately be his destination for the 2019/20 campaign.
With so many different reports on the 28-year-old when it came to a potential loan deal or even a permanent deal, with him spending last season out with Mauricio Pellegrino at Leganes, the Spanish side have often been his potential go-to suitors for the press.
The hangup has always been the value placed on doing another season long loan deal, and now a further report from outlet El Gol Digital have given another update, and it seems to financials are still a barrier to a deal.
They claim that Southampton still have a 20million Euro price on his head for a permanent deal, and I struggle to believe that in reality, but the report does pivot purely on the permanent angle here, and not the potential loan spell often mooted.
I still wouldn’t be surprised to see him move on before the European window shuts as we head towards September, but I’m not sure this report actually gives us any fresh information as it’s long been accepted that Leganes wouldn’t be looking at a permanent deal anyway – so that’s not really a development.