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Southampton reportedly keen on signing exciting 23-year-old South American

According to reports from Sky sources, Southampton have registered an interest in Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto.

The 23-year-old forward made the move to Spain back in 2014, where he made the journey from Argentina following a transfer from Racing Club to Villarreal.

Following an impressive debut campaign in which he scored 18 goals in 46 appearances, he moved to Atletico the following year.

This move was no doubt aided in part by the fact that he had previously worked with Diego Simeone at Racing Club.

The reunion was not as rosy as expected though, with Vietto failing to replicate the form that had earned him a move to Atletico Madrid. He scored his first goal in October 2015, but only managed two more after that.

He was then loaned out to Sevilla last season, where he managed a commendable 10 goals in 31 appearances.