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Guido Carrillo and Sofiane Boufal could be handed Southampton lifeline

Guido Carrillo and Sofiane Boufal could be handed Southampton lifeline

A lot was expected from Guido Carrillo and Sofiane Boufal when they both arrived at Southampton.

However, things did not go as planned for the pair and they were both sent out on loan to Spanish sides in the summer after falling out of favour with Mark Hughes.

Carrillo is playing out on loan at Leganes, whilst Boufal is turning out for Celta de Vigo in La Liga and have been looking to turn their poor form around.

The Argentine forward has hit five goals, whilst the Moroccan has managed to record two so far and it appears that they may get a chance to impress Ralph Hasenhuttl for a place in the Southampton side next season.

According to The Daily Mail, chairman Ralph Krueger has revealed that Carrillo and Boufal will both have the opportunity to prove themselves to the new manager once they return from their season-long loans.

“Ralph’s going to take a look at them,” he is quoted as saying to fans.

“There’s no 100 percent guarantee that they will be sold in the summer or not. They will come back, and we will re-evaluate them.

“Both players deserve the opportunity and when we feel the time is right to sell, we will sell.”

The Verdict:

It appears that both players will be given a chance to get their Southampton career’s back on track after disappointing spells.

If the duo were not already, they must now look to use the remainder of the season in Spain to try and convince Hasenhuttl that they can offer him something when they return to England.

However, as Krueger admitted, there is no guarantee that they will not be sold should an offer be received for either of them, or whether the players actually want to return to the Premier League outfit in the summer.

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