Southampton complete signing of Monaco striker Guido Carrillo

Southampton sign Monaco striker Carrillo
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Southampton complete the signing of Argentine striker Guido Carrillo from French giants Monaco on a three-and-a-half-year deal for a reported fee of £19m.

Southampton have announced the signing of Argentine striker Guido Carrillo from Monaco.

The 26-year-old, who made 22 appearances for the reigning Ligue 1 champions this season, joins Saints on a three-and-a-half-year deal for a reported fee of £19m.

Carrillo will reunite with Southampton boss and compatriot Mauricio Pellegrino after previously working with him at Argentine giants Estudiantes.

"I'm very happy," Carrillo told the official Saints website. "It's a great feeling to be a part of this club.

"Lots of things attracted me. I know Southampton from watching the Premier League from when I was small, I've always regarded it as the most important league in the world.

"I obviously know the coaching staff, I've worked with them in Argentina and I also spoke with some players who were former teammates in Argentina, who are now playing in the Premier League and they told me all about the club and gave it a shining reference. Therefore, I had no doubts when I took the decision."

Carrillo has scored 20 goals in over 50 games for Monaco since signing from Estudiantes in 2015.

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Mauricio Pellegrino observes the action during the Premier League game between Southampton and Watford on September 9, 2017
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