Southampton signs Argentine striker Carrillo from Monaco

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) – Southampton has signed striker Guido Carrillo, who developed a reputation as an impact substitute at Monaco.

The 26-year-old Argentine is linking up again with manager Mauricio Pellegrino, who he played under at Estudiantes in their homeland.

Carrillo has signed a contract through 2021 at Southampton, which is in the Premier League relegation zone.

He netted 15 league goals in 65 games during 2 1/2 seasons with Monaco and won the 2017 French title.

The tally doesn’t reflect his scoring ability as 43 of those games were as a substitute. He scored crucial late goals, especially during the title-winning campaign.

With an aerial threat, Carrillo has the qualities to adapt quickly to English soccer.

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