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Huge boost for Southampton fans as transfer record deal is close – Report

Southampton fans here in the Tavern are eager to see their side push through a signing, and with one developing in the pipeline it may not be too far away. 

Mauricio Pellegrino has made huge strides towards keeping the Saints’ Premier League status intact, as the funds received for the world’s most expensive defender Virgil Van Dijk seem to have been put to good use. As according to reports in the Daily Echo, Southampton are hopeful of completing the club’s record signing of Guido Carillo before their next Premier League encounter.

Indeed, after agreeing a £19.1 million deal for the AS Monaco striker, fans will be hoping that the paperwork and medical can be completed in quick succession as they look to have him in their ranks for next week’s crunch match against Brighton. Although, with him reportedly set to arrive before the weekend’s Cup fixture against Watford, it’s unlikely he’ll be made available.

Mauricio Pellegrino made it clear that the club craved the services of a striker who could bring them both height and potency in-front of goal, and that’s exactly what they’ll receive with the 26-year-old bringing his eight goals and tall frame along with him to St Mary’s.

Indeed, with top goalscorer Charlie Austin set for an extended period out on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury, the addition of the 6ft2in striker will provide a huge boost in their fight for survival. And, if his record under Mauricio Pellegrino during his days in Argentina are anything to go by, then fans could be in for quite the spectacle after netting 13 goals back in 2014.

Landlord’s Verdict: 

Guido Carillo arriving before crunch matches against West Brom and Brighton will prove huge for their survival chances, with the 26-year-old providing them with the best chance of taking all three points away from both encounters.

A player that saw his best footballing days under Pellegrino, and has some rather impressive goalscoring stats to bring along with him.

Southampton fans… Thoughts on his imminent arrival? Let us know down below!!!

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