The Southampton futures of Sofiane Boufal and Guido Carrillo look bleak after fans spotted that the pair were not included in the club’s pre-season trip to China.
Mark Hughes will take his squad to the Far East for friendlies against German outfit Schalke and Chinese side Jiangsu Suning.
The Saints announced the 30-man party on Saturday, and supporters were quick to notice that two of their first-team stars were missing.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) June 30, 2018
Plenty of fans believe that the writing is on the wall and that both players will move on before the end of the transfer window.
No boufal = expect an announcement about him being sold in the coming days. Couldn’t have given a bigger hint haha
— Matt Rogers (@Matt_Rogers1997) June 30, 2018
No Carrillo and Boufal ?
— Tanmay (@foreversaint_) June 30, 2018
Would like Boufal to stay but kinda guessing he’s off…..
— Rich Prosser (@RichProsser) June 30, 2018
No boufal no party ?
— Nick & Alex Gregory (@SaintsTravel) June 30, 2018
Saints are not good enough to have a flare player like Boufell .He may develop in to a great player but more likely he will disappear we need 100% commitment every game from every player
— Rob Barfoot (@St_Robster) June 30, 2018
No Boufal or Carrillo shock
— kirsty?????????????? (@ItsKirstyyy) June 30, 2018
— luke (@yeahokayluke) June 30, 2018
— Luke Fletcher (@Superfletch81) June 30, 2018
Boufal has been at the coastal club since 2016 when he moved from Lille, and last season he failed to make a significant impact.
The attack-minded player started just 11 Premier League matches, scoring two goals and creating two assists.
As for Carrillo, he was signed under Mauricio Pellegrino’s regime in a bid to solve the team’s lack of scoring issue, but he failed to find the back of the net in 10 outings.