Monaco have agreed to sell striker Guido Carrillo to Southampton for £19.1m as boss Mauricio Pellegrino attempts to solve their chronic goal problem.
Carrillo is a 26-year-old Argentine striker who has scored 21 goals in 95 appearances for the French club since joining from Estudiantes in 2015.
He has started just two Ligue Un games this season after missing a large chunk of Monaco’s successful 2016/17 campaign through injury.
Southampton agree £19.1m fee for Monaco's Guido Carrillo
Best mins per goal return since the start of the 2016/17 Ligue 1 season (10+ goals):
1st – Edinson Cavani – 85.2
2nd – Alexandre Lacazette – 86
3rd – Neymar – 89.8
4th – Guido Carrillo – 91.1
— FM Saints Researcher (@MatthewLeGod) January 24, 2018
Southampton’s top Premier League goalscorer this season is Charlie Austin with six goals.
The club are also pursuing a deal for Spartak Moscow winger Quincy Promes, who has previously been strongly linked with Liverpool and could cost more than £30m.