Guido Carrillo set to leave Southampton on loan and join Leganes

Saints also open to offers for Sofiane Boufal

Guido Carrillo

Southampton striker Guido Carrillo will leave St Mary’s on loan and join Leganes in the next 24 hours, Sky Sports News understands.

The Argentine forward is heading to Spain as he wants to play regularly but does not figure in Mark Hughes' first-team plans after he was omitted from Saints' pre-season tour of China.

Carrillo joined Southampton from Monaco in January, in a £19m club-record deal. However, he failed to score in 10 appearances for manager Mauricio Pellegrino, before his sacking, who prioritised the signing of his fellow Argentine.

The South Coast club are also understood to be happy to listen to offers for winger Sofiane Boufal - another player to miss out on the club's Far East trip.

Southampton's Sofiane Boufal during the Premier League match against Tottenham at St Mary's
Image: Sofiane Boufal scored two goals for Southampton last season

We understand a number of clubs have approached Southampton who will consider letting the Moroccan forward leave either on loan or on a permanent deal.

Boufal joined Southampton from Lille in 2016 for a then club record £16m when Claude Puel was in charge.

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He only featured twice under Hughes as Saints survived the drop with two wins in their last four games of the Premier League season.

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