Southampton striker Guido Carrillo is a target for Argentinian side Vélez, who are managed by his former manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

Carrillo returned to Southampton this summer after spending the last two seasons on loan with Spanish side Leganés.

They have shown a desire to sign him permanently for the last two summers but have failed to do so, with the Saints asking price often cited as a stumbling block.

It’s clear, though, that Carrillo is not part of Southampton’s plans and thus he will have to try and find himself a new club this summer.

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That could be Vélez, who TyC Sports say have made the striker a target despite recently completing the signing of Cristian Tarragona.

They are managed by Mauricio Pellegrino, who signed Carrillo for Southampton and took him to Leganés in 2018 as well.

He took over at Vélez in April and has already been in contact with Carrillo ‘looking to tempt him’ into signing for him for the third time.

The striker’s ‘intention’ though, is to stay in Europe. It’s explained he still has a year left on his deal with Southampton and wants to play ‘European football’.

Whether he thinks he can get that at St Mary’s isn’t mentioned, but it is stated that the chances of him returning to his homeland ‘seem remote’ at this moment in time.