Southampton have signed Argentina striker Guido Carrillo from French champions AS Monaco in a club record deal.
Carrillo, 26, has joined the Saints for a reported fee of £19m after putting pen to paper on a three-and-half year deal until 2021.
Speaking about his move, Carrillo, who made 22 appearances for Monaco, said: “I’m very happy. It’s a great feeling to be a part of this club.”
“Lots of things attracted me.” he added.
“I know Southampton from watching the Premier League from when I was small, I’ve always regarded it as the most important league in the world.” Carrillo stated further.
Carrillo has reunited with Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino, after previously working with him at Argentine club Estudiantes.
He will wear the no. 9 shirt at his new club.
On their new signing, Southampton vice-chairman Les Reed said: “Guido represents a very exciting addition to our attacking options ahead of the final months of the season.
“We are confident he will benefit us not only in the remainder of this campaign, but in the years to come.” he concluded.
Guido Carrillo joined Monaco from Estudiantes in 2015 before helping the team win the French Ligue 1 title last season.
His transfer fee eclipses the £18m Southampton paid Italian champions Juventus for the services of Gabon midfielder Mario Lemina.