The curious case of Guido Carrillo continues at Southampton and it seems the club may well have a January decision to make on the player.
Having come in from Monaco back in January 2018, there’s no other way of describing the 28-year-old’s spell with us as anything other than disastrous. seven starts and three substitute appearances returned zero goals and having understandably fallen out of favour, he spent last year with Leganes having joined back up with former manager Mauricio Pellegrino. This season he again headed for the side on another loan spell as we simply couldn’t find a suitable permanent suitor.
The Argentine has only made four starts and two substitute showings for the side in 2019/20 and he did only score six times last season for them as well, so with the news that Pellegrino has now resigned from his position at the club, some will be wondering if (given his lack of goals again) they will try and return him in January.
Even if we don’t accept that and there’s no clause to do so in the deal, it simply delays further problems next summer as with yet another season where he’s failed to impress, at this stage we might be lucky if we can simply give him away and cancel his contract.
Either way, the hit we’ll have to now take on the deal has simply ballooned unless he has a serious turn in form.