Kaizer Chiefs midfielder might leave the club after just one season, this will cause Amakhosi fans heartbreak to see one of their key players leaving the team.
Edson Castillo, a crucial midfield player, is reportedly being courted by Kaizer Chiefs despite spending just one season at Naturena.
Castillo, who did a great job acclimating to the local league, was the Chiefs’ best player in the first half of the season. The Venezuelan, who came to the Chiefs from Monagas SC, immediately made an impact on the team.
The 29-year-old has played a key role in both attack and defense for the team as a midfield player. Due to his box-to-box style, he has made some huge tackles, intercepted passes, and even arrived late to score one goal. In all competitions, Castillo has already scored five goals for the team.
Not only have his performances attracted the attention of the South African football community, but some of Chiefs’ continental rivals are also reportedly interested in signing Castillo.
“The news about the interest from Zamalek came in late towards the end of the transfer window period in January. But I don’t think even if it came early that Chiefs would’ve agreed to a deal. He is one of their best players this season and I don’t think they can just let go of such a player. But again, in football everything depends on the financial involvement between the concerned parties. And mine you, so far it is just an inquiry and interest which could go either way. Agree or deny. But Zamalek are coming in hard and strong on this one, that I can tell you.” Said one source to Soccer-Laduma.
Castillo’s future may be determined by a new Chiefs coach, a different source informed the publication.
“What will happen now is that the new head coach, if they change is the one who will determine whether Zamalek can have Castillo or not. Because coach Cavin (Johnson) would not allow that. He is one of the number one names on the team sheet.” Said the second source.