Date: 4th September 2018 at 11:51am
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Southampton striker Guido Carrillo’s arrival from Monaco for a reported £19million didn’t exactly go to plan.

Brought in by former manager Mauricio Pellegrino as the man to solve our goal issues, well the lack thereof, he was the main target in the January 2018 window but the Argentinian didn’t rise to the occasion and in ten appearances he failed to find the net even once for the club.

The 27-year-old struggled to adjust to Southampton and the Premier League and having found himself dropped from the squad he didn’t feature for us after March and promptly saw himself touted around over the summer as we looked to recoup some of our money.

A permanent deal couldn’t be done so he headed to La Liga and Leganes to join back up with Pellegrino on a season-long loan and our former manager’s faith in him has now repaid…he’s scored a goal!

Making his third appearance for his new side at the weekend, Carrillo brought Leganes level with Real Madrid with his goal at the Santiago Bernabeu, although Real went on to win 4-1.

Carrillo converted from the penalty spot on the same day Charlie Austin fluffed his lines so that just rubs it in a little bit more. Ultimately, we want him to do well though, he either comes back to us with some confidence for a second bite at the cherry or it helps us maximise his fee again – both suit our purposes.

 

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