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Report: Olympiakos consider swoop for £19m Southampton flop Guido Carrillo

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Report: Olympiakos consider swoop for £19m Southampton flop Guido Carrillo

Guido Carrillo is on loan at Leganes.

Greek side Olympiakos are hoping to offer Southampton striker Guido Carrillo an escape route this summer, according to SDNA.

Carrillo has been a flop at Southampton since his club-record £19m (BBC Sport) move from Monaco in January 2018.

With just 10 games and not a single goal to his name, Carrillo was sent out on loan by Mark Hughes last summer.

The 6ft 2in Argentinian striker joined La Liga side Leganes for the 2018/19 campaign. In 31 league games, Carrillo has scored six goals and provided one assist.

This return has helped Leganes climb to the safety of mid-table in the Spanish top-flight.


But when he returns to Southampton, Carrillo faces an uncertain future. Will he be given a chance on the south coast?

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The 27-year-old might be given a reprieve because Southampton have since sacked Hughes and appointed Ralph Hasenhuttl.

Under the stewardship of the Austrian, several Southampton players (such as James Ward-Prowse, Jannik Vestergaard, Shane Long and Nathan Redmond) have looked like new players.

Carrillo might be given a second chance to justify his price tag. But Olympiakos are waiting in the wings in case Southampton are ready to cash in.

After finishing second (behind PAOK Salonika), Olympiakos want to strengthen their options to regain the Greek Super League title.

Olympiakos will also be competing in the Champions League qualifying stages. But with a contract lasting until summer 2021 at Southampton, he might be forced into another loan.

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