Southampton announced over the weekend that Guido Carrillo had joined La Liga outfit Leganes on loan for the 2018-19 campaign.
Carrillo only moved to Southampton from Monaco in January, with the Saints paying £19m to secure the services of the centre-forward.
The 27-year-old failed to score in his 10 appearances for his English club in the second half of the season, however, and was left out of Southampton’s squad for their pre-season tour of China.
Carrillo’s move to Leganes was confirmed on Sunday, and the Argentine will be reunited with former Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino, who accepted the Leganes job last month.
The Saints supporters have been reacting to the loan exit on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are struggling to agree when it comes to the move.
Indeed, there are those who feel that Carrillo was not given enough of a chance, but there are also plenty quite happy to see the striker leave St Mary’s.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
I feel sorry for the guy tbh. Feel like he was never given the chance to prove himself. Anyways wish him all the best back with his mate Pellegrino.
— kirsty?????????????? (@ItsKirstyyy) July 8, 2018
He was terrible, probably worst Southampton player in history
— ᵀᵃᶦᵗ Tait (@tait_ole) July 8, 2018
Not the players fault but whoever on the board agreed to this is a disgrace.
— Lisa Vickers⚽? (@lisa_vickers) July 8, 2018
Feel for you guido , thrown in and unfortunately the premier league is just a step too big for you! good luck at leganes !
— Coutinhojr30 (@coutinhojr30) July 8, 2018
Terrible signing, but good luck to the lad. Hope he does well so we might recoup some of the transfer fee back in the future.
— Matthew Parrott (@mparrott31) July 8, 2018
Whoever sanctioned the spending of 19m on him should follow straight after. A disgusting waste of money. #SaintsFC
— SaintM (@SaintMikeB) July 8, 2018
He just couldn’t cut it. Watched him at Wigan and he was truly awful. Looked lost but hopefully he can find his level with this move away.
— Paul (@PaulnCurtis) July 8, 2018