Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto has received multiple offers to leave the club this summer, according to reports.
Cast your mind back two years ago and Atletico made a massive £17m move for Vietto, who joined the club just days after agreeing personal terms.
However, his time at the Madrid based club has not gone well, making just 12 league starts and having a spell on loan with Sevilla last season.
Whilst, Atleti are unable to sign players until January, it was expected boss Diego Simeone would look to halt any departures but the sales of Matias Kranevitter and Rafael Santos Borre are now to be followed by Vietto’s exit.
A whole host of European clubs have shown interest with Southampton now leading the race, whilst Monaco, Villarreal and Zenit St Petersburg are keen.
According to Sport, the Saints are hoping to seal an initial loan deal which would then see him sign on a permanent basis next summer, should both parties be happy.
Vietto scored six times at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan last season but he has failed to get past the likes of Antoine Griezmann, Kevin Gamieiro and Fernando Torres at his parent club.
Marseille, Valencia and Sampdoria have also enquired about his availability, making the Argentine striker’s options a plenty.
Source: La Liga News