The future of flop Southampton striker Guido Carrillo has been a regular on the rumour mill for Southampton as few expect the 28-year-old Argentine to suddenly get a second lease of life under manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Having spent last season with former gaffer Mauricio Pellegrino out as his new club Leganes, our £19million forward did have a slightly better time of things as he at least found the back of the net on a few occasions, but the spell wasn’t successful enough to bring him back into our thoughts or even really allow us to break even on the original deal given the price we paid.
With links suggesting Leganes want him back on a second loan spell and further interest from Argentina and Greece, Spanish outlet AS built on that at the end of the week, and claimed that both Southampton and Leganes were now locked in talks trying to find a suitable deal.
Leganes have apparently made the striker a priority for their transfer window but going off the translation I’m reading, they can’t match last season’s £1million loan fee which is obviously problematic from our point of view as we need to recoup as much of our outlay as possible.
This one is going to run and run I think as the closer Leganes can push us to deadline day, the more we’ll probably be inclined to do any kind of deal.