It’s fair to say that Guido Carrillo’s move to Southampton has been nothing short of a disaster.
The Argentine striker is the Saints most expensive signing ever but has only made ten appearances for the club and failed to score in all of them.
Last summer saw him loaned to Leganes, where he made 32 appearances, scoring six goals and bagging an assist.
AS have provided an update on his future today and say that Leganes are not the only Spanish club interested in his services.
Getafe are explicitly named as other suitors, although they’re also keen on Martin Braithwaite, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Leganes alongside Carrillo.
For now, Leganes have not gone beyond a ‘survey’, which presumably means they’re weighing up the pros and cons of a move at this moment in time.
According to AS, Southampton’s demands are currently holding up any potential move. The Saints want to recoup the €20m they paid for Carillo, but Leganes want another loan deal.
They’re happy to secure a loan for a ‘juicy economic investment’ which could be more than the €1m loan fee they paid for Carillo last summer.
Leganes are confident of convincing the Argentine to return if they can reach an agreement with Southampton, with the chance to work under manager Mauricio Pellegrino, the man who took him to Southampton, currently in charge of the club, a draw for him.