Report: Leganes desperately want to sign Southampton flop Guido Carrillo

Guido Carrillo of Leganes during the La Liga Santander  match between Leganes v Real Madrid at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque on April 15, 2019 in Madrid Spain

The Argentine has really struggled since joining Southampton 18 months ago.

Southampton's Argentinian striker Guido Carrillo (L) rises above Liverpool's English midfielder Trent Alexander-Arnold (R) to head the ball straight at the keeper during the English...

According to a report from Spanish media outlet AS, La Liga outfit Leganes have made it their priority to sign Southampton hitman Guido Carrillo on loan again this summer.

The 28-year-old joined the Saints from Monaco in January 2018, for a club record fee believed to be worth £19 million, according to BBC Sport, but he really struggled to settle on the south coast, failing to score in 10 outings.

 

Carrillo then joined Leganes last summer, where he went on to score six goals, and the Southampton forward could be set for another temporary exit from St Mary's this summer.

AS reports that Leganes want to take the Argentine on loan, but the Saints would actually prefer to sell the flop.

Guido Carrillo of CD Leganes reacts during the La Liga match between CD Leganes and Real Valladolid CF at Estadio Municipal de Butarque on April 04, 2019 in Leganes, Spain.

Carrillo currently earns £30,000 per week at Southampton, according to Capology, and according to AS, the Spanish side will be prepared to pay a large chunk of that salary, as well as paying the Saints a €1 million (£900k) loan fee.

And considering how much he has struggled when he has played for Southampton, they might just jump at the chance of loaning him out for another season.

Guido Carrillo of Southampton looks dejected following a missed chance during the Premier League match between Southampton and Stoke City at St Mary's Stadium on March 3, 2018 in...

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