Report: £19m Southampton flop Guido Carrillo could join Olympiakos

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl celebrates at the final whistle during the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Everton FC at St Mary's Stadium on January 19, 2019 in...

Guido Carrillo made a mockery of his price tag at Southampton by failing to score a single Premier League goal before joining La Liga outfit Leganes on loan.

Guido Carrillo of Southampton during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on February 3, 2018 in West Bromwich, England.

Olympiakos are interested in offering Guido Carrillo an escape route out of Southampton this summer, according to SDNA.

The Saints paid £19 million to sign the striker from Monaco in January 2018 but to suggest he failed to live up to his club-record price tag would be an understatement (BBC).

Carrillo failed to score in 10 games for The Saints, quickly falling out of favour once Mark Hughes had replaced Mauricio Pellegrino at the helm.

 

And even a reunion with Pellegrino at La Liga outfit Leganes, who he joined on loan last summer, has failed to spark a prolific run of form. Carrillo has scored just six times in 32 games at the Butarque.

So Southampton will surely be looking to sell the 27-year-old this summer with Olympiakos seemingly ready to offer him a fresh start.

Guido Carrillo of Southampton and Gareth McAuley of West Bromwich Albion during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at The Hawthorns on February...

Olympiakos are by far the most successful side in Greek football but they have missed out on the Super League title in each of the last two seasons and are expected to attempt a number of marquee signings to claw their way back to the top.

Southampton will probably have to accept a big loss on their £19 million investment however.

Guido Carrillo of CD Leganes celebrates after scoring  during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and CD Leganes at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 1, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

Have something to tell us about this article?

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch