Leganes sporting director Txema Indias has hinted that the club would be keen to sign Guido Carrillo from Southampton permanently this summer.

The Argentine attacker headed to Spain for his first ventures in La Liga ahead of the 2018/19 campaign after being frozen out at St Mary’s Stadium under Mark Hughes.

His predecessor, Mauricio Pellegrino, was the man who recruited Carrillo for the Saints, as he signed his former Estudiantes striker in a club-record £19 million deal from AS Monaco in January 2018.

The 27-year-old made 32 appearances in La Liga for Leganes, finding the back of the net on six occasions.

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Indias spoke about whether or not Carrillo could be targeted again by the Spanish club during the current summer transfer window. While alluding to the forward’s frustration regarding a lack of goals, he hinted that the loanee has more to give at Estadio Municipal de Butarque.

As quoted by COPE Sports editor Santi Duque via Twitter, the Leganes director said:

He has had exemplary behaviour. He may not have achieved the number of goals he thought, but we are delighted with him, and we think he has the potential to still be able to give us more, but we are in the hands of Southampton.

The Saints hold all the cards regarding Carrillo’s future, but it seems Leganes would be more than happy to have him back at the club next season.

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