Southampton In Talks With Atletico Madrid Over Signing Of Luciano Vietto

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Southampton are in talks to sign striker Luciano Vietto from Atletico Madrid.

We understand the Saints may have to lose one of their current forwards to facilitate the move for Luciano Vietto, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla.

After Jay Rodriguez moved to West Brom earlier this month, Southampton still have Charlie Austin, Shane Long and Manolo Gabbiadini on their books.

Luciano Vietto impressed during his season-long loan, scoring ten goals and contributing five assists for Sevilla during his time at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

However, the Argentine finds himself down the pecking order in Diego Simone’s plans despite the club being unable to register new signings until January because of their transfer ban.

Vietto joined Atletico from Villarreal in the summer of 2015, but he has so far been unable to nail down a regular spot in the first-team at Vicente Calderon

New Southampton boss Mauricio Pellegrino is well aware of Vietto, having come up against him in La Liga last season when he was in charge of Alaves.

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