Southampton recently confirmed the departure of Dusan Tadic to Eredivisie giants Ajax, and the Serbia international is likely to be followed by a host of other players out of the St. Mary’s exit door in the coming weeks. According to the Sun, Guido Carrillo could be the next in line for a transfer elsewhere, and the Saints would be making the right move by letting the striker leave the club.
Carrillo became Southampton’s record signing when he joined from AS Monaco back in January in a £19m (via BBC Sport) deal. The 27-year-old, though, has been a huge disappointment failing to score in any of his Premier League appearances.
While Carrillo could still come good, Southampton don’t have the time or resources up front to wait for the Argentine to deliver and should really consider a sell if a reasonable offer comes in.
Alongside Carrillo, Manolo Gabbiadini and Shane Long have also had their struggles in front of goal, putting Southampton in a really delicate situation regarding their options up front.
As a consequence, Mark Hughes will want to bring in a new forward during the window and Carrillo seems like the striker that will make way for any possible arrival.
Paco Alcacer – as reported by Sky Sports back in April – could be the man to come in and give Southampton the firepower up front they’ve been missing.
The 24-year-old would be a significant upgrade on Carrillo and the rest of the Saints’ misfiring strikers.
If Southampton want to avoid another relegation battle, then they need Carrillo to step or another no.9 who will.