Edson Castillo could ask to leave Kaizer Chiefs amid Zamalek interest. Image: Soccer-Laduma.

Edson Castillo could ask to leave Kaizer Chiefs amid Zamalek interest. Image: Soccer-Laduma

Time to cash in? Kaizer Chiefs’ R40 million man wants out!-report

Kaizer Chiefs are set to for a big rebuild next season and it could be at the expense of selling one of their best performing players.

Edson Castillo could ask to leave Kaizer Chiefs amid Zamalek interest. Image: Soccer-Laduma.

Edson Castillo could ask to leave Kaizer Chiefs amid Zamalek interest. Image: Soccer-Laduma

Kaizer Chiefs may be about to be blindsided by a transfer request from one of their key players.

Edson Castillo was reported to have been offered a contract extension at Chiefs after increasing interest in his services. 

Castillo was Chiefs’ standout performer during the first half of the season, adjusting well to the local league. The Venezuelan joined Chiefs from Monagas SC and hit the ground running for Chiefs. The 29-year-old has been a mainstay in the club’s midfield, both in defence and attack. His box-to-box nature has seen him make some big tackles, telling passes and even arrive late to score himself. Castillo has already bagged five goals in all competitions for the club so far. 

Castillo of interest to clubs outside the country

His performances have caught more than just the eye of the South African football fraternity, with some continental rivals also rumoured to be interested in taking Castillo away from Chiefs. Earlier this year, this publication reported that Zamalek wanted the player. It was then established that Amakhosi wanted a whopping R40 million for him.

This publication recently revealed that Chiefs were willing to sell Castillo to Zamalek for R30 million now. Zamalek are now facing a transfer ban, which has put that move in jeopardy. According to KickOff.com, however, that does not mean the player isn’t looking for a move elsewhere, still!

Ready to force a move away from Chiefs?

“I have been told by those close to the dealings that possibilities are being pursued even though he still has a running contract at Chiefs. Castillo is a South American and you should know their mentality when they are unhappy. Once things are not going their way or there is a possibility of better money or bigger opportunity, they don’t hesitate to find ways of making it happen. If it means forcing it, so be it. Chiefs will get to feel it once there is an opportunity on the table for Castillo because the feeling is that he didn’t come to Chiefs to sit on the bench.” Said a source to the publication. 

Is it best for Chiefs to cash in on Castillo at 29, without about R40 million to gain?