Southampton completed the signing of Guido Carrillo from French champions AS Monaco on Thursday. The deal is reported to be worth around £19.1 million, which breaks the club’s transfer record for a player.
Carrillo has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at St Mary’s following the switch from Ligue 1. Carrillo has linked up again with former manager Mauricio Pellegrino as the Argentine boss hopes the forward can score the goals to keep Southampton in the Premier League this season.
Pellegrino and Carrillo both worked together in their homeland of Argentina at Estudiantes until 2015, when both left the club. Carrillo made the move to Europe to play for Monaco, while Pellegrino was relieved of his duties as manager.
Carrillo will take up the number nine shirt, which has been left vacant all season following Jay Rodriguez’s switch to West Bromwich Albion in the summer.
Here are four facts about the Argentine forward that you may not know.