Carrillo reveals why he chose Southampton

It has been an agonising few months for Southampton fans due to the team’s troubles on the pitch.

Mauricio Pellegrino’s men have not picked up a win in the Premier League since November.

As a result of their poor results, the coastal club have dropped into the relegation zone and are one point from safety.

One of the team’s main problems have been up front, with the likes of Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini struggling to make an impact.

Pellegrino has tried to address that issue by bringing in Guido Carrillo from Monaco for a club-record £19m fee, according to BBC Sport.

In 22 appearances for the French club this season, the Argentine, who has signed a contract until 2021 at St Mary’s, has scored five goals.

After finalising the move, the 26-year-old was asked by the club’s media team what specifically made him decide to join the Saints.

It appears that Pellegrino had a big hand in the process having previously worked with the striker at Estudiantes.