Back in the summer, Leganes decided to re-sign Guido Carrillo on loan from Southampton.
The Argentine had netted six La Liga goals in 32 appearances during the 2018/19 campaign, before Mauricio Pellegrino decided to bring him back to Spain for a second temporary stint.
So far this season, the 28-year-old has had a miserable time.
Pellegrino was sacked back in October, leaving Carrillo to fend for himself without the man who signed him on multiple occasions.
Additionally, on the field, Leganes’ No.18 has been almost useless, to some extent.
Prior to the weekend’s action, Carrillo has failed to score in 15 La Liga outings this term, with just one assist to show for his efforts.
The £19m man has done next to nothing in Spain’s top-flight in truth, alarmingly averaging just 13 passes per game with a success rate of 60%. That stat is in large affected by the fact eight of his appearances have come from the bench, but to say it isn’t going to plan for Carrillo would be an understatement.
Furthermore, the striker’s poor form seems to be rubbing off on his teammates as Leganes sat 19th in La Liga before their game against Atletico Madrid, and were only off the bottom thanks to goal difference.
With the man who signed him – not once, but three times – long out the door, while his own barren spell in La Liga stretches all the way to the latter stages of January, and Leganes also flounder at the bottom of the table, it truly has been a miserable campaign so far for the Argentine for a multitude of reasons.
One can only wonder what Southampton plan to do with him when he eventually returns to St Mary’s.
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