Throughout this summer we’ve brought you various updates on the future of Southampton striker Guido Carrillo.
The striker is not wanted at Southampton, having managed just ten appearances and zero goals since joining from Monaco for £19.8m in 2018.
He spent last season on loan at Leganes, scoring six goals in 33 games and the Spanish side are keen to turn his move into a permanent one this summer.
The striker is considered a ‘goal’ for Leganes, and he is waiting to return to the club.
So far, however, a deal has not been done though, and El Gol Digital report that’s down to Southampton’s asking price.
The Saints want to recoup as much of the money they spent on Carrillo as possible and have set an ‘exorbitant’ price on his head, which is close to €20m.
Leganes can’t afford to pay anywhere near that, and El Gol report they are now turning their attention elsewhere.
Valencia strikers Manu Vallejo and Rubén Sobrino are both players they are looking at and seen as cheaper options compared to Carrillo.
This may be a tactic by Leganes, though. El Gol’s headline states they are using Valencia to ‘pressure’ Carillo, suggesting this is all a ploy to convince Southampton to lower their asking price.
Either way, it seems the Argentine is no closer to leaving Saint Mary’s than he was earlier this summer.