The Argentine coach revealed that he’s serious about Castillo due to the soccer high quality he confirmed when he confronted him within the Copa Libertadores.
Byron Castillo, proper again of Barcelona Sporting Club, is likely one of the choices to bolster the León de México staff, a staff during which the tricolor offensive midfielder Ángel Mena stands out and present vice-champion of the LigaMx.
Ariel Holan, Argentine coach of the beast, revealed that he’s serious about Castillo for the soccer high quality he confirmed with the bullfighters within the 2021 Copa Libertadores and with the nationwide staff within the final video games for the Qatar 2022 qualifiers.
“He is a defender with extraordinary physical display, who reaches the end of the pitch very well, but who also defends (…). I know him, because I faced him in Libertadores”, highlighted the gaucho coach, who watched him within the duel that his earlier staff, Santos from Brazil, misplaced 0-2 towards the canaries on the Urbano Caldeira stadium, for Group C of the continental event. .
“I speak of him because it is a matter of public domain. Byron is an option because he meets the characteristics”, added the 61-year-old coach to the Aztec media.
On this topic, Carlos Alfaro Moreno, president of Barcelona, acknowledged on radio Caravan: “I prefer not to mention yet where the proposal comes from. Until everything is signed, the situation is not closed”.
“I can say that it is a vital group that has insisted and has improved the proposal that it initially made; is $3.2 million (for 70% of sports activities rights). That determine is nearer to actuality than we expect Castillo is value. We are trying into it,” he concluded.
While his future is being decided, the player performs the preseason with the yellow team at the Monumental Banco Pichincha stadium facilities; The leadership decided not to leave Guayaquil due to the contagious omicron variant of COVID-19.
The 23-year-old winger was a national champion in 2020 and a semifinalist in the Libertadores with the Canaries. Last season he appeared in 41 games (27 for the LigaPro, 12 for the Libertadores and 2 for the Ecuador Super Cup), accumulating 3,543 minutes on the pitch. He scored 3 goals in the local tournament.
With the Ecuadorian nationwide staff he has performed 6 video games for the Qatar 2022 qualifiers, recording 442 minutes of play out of 540. His debut was on October 2 within the 2-0 victory over Paraguay on the Rodrigo Paz stadium in Quito. (D)