After Leganes’ a 1-0 defeat to Osasuna, Mauricio Pellegrino admitted the economic conditions make it difficult for his side to sign the Southampton player.
AS now once again state the Saints attacker is a ‘priority’ target for Leganes.
Southampton are looking to recover part of the €20m they paid to AS Monaco in 2018 and Leganes’ initial idea to sign him on a loan deal was not appreciated at St Mary’s Stadium.
The English side want around €7-8m, but Leganes will not be able to meet the demands set for transfer.
AS’ report explain several possibilities have emerged and this includes a loan deal with purchase option, a loan deal without mandatory purchase option or fee to be paid in instalments.
The attacker is willing to make an effort to join the Madrid club, but his high wages also make it difficult for Leganes. Carrillo earns €4.5m per year at Southampton, which is twice as much as Leganes’ current highest paid player.
Though Leganes want Carrillo, there is a ‘tense wait’ at the club to sign him because of the economic conditions of the operation.