Reports coming out of France have indicated that Kaizer Chiefs’ new striker has been linked with a move abroad.
Chiefs announced last month that they had agreed to a deal with Mamelodi Sundowns for Leonardo Castro. The Siya crew revealed last year, in January, that Amakhosi were keen on Castro and after months of talks behind the scenes, Chiefs secured their target.
On December 16, Chiefs announced on their official Twitter account that Castro would be joining the club in January. “Breaking News: Leonardo Castro will join us in January,” Chiefs stated.
However, reports coming out of France have now indicated that Ligue 1 side, Amiens SC, are keen on bringing the striker on board.
“Amiens is going to sign two offensive players to replace the probable departure of Lacina Traore. One of them could be Colombian striker Leonardo Castro (28), who plays in South Africa (Mamelodi Sundowns),” (translated) it was stated in French publication, L’Equipe.
Amiens SC is the same club that Bafana Bafana international, Bongani Zungu, plays for, and it will come at no surprise that they have been made aware of Castro’s ability, following Zungu’s move to the club.
While Chiefs announced the player’s signing last month, they can only register the player as of today, January 2, with the January transfer window officially open. Castro is currently in South America and is only expected back in Mzansi next week, and unless the player has already signed the contract, there could be a twist in events.
The interest in the 28-year-old is yet to be confirmed by either Chiefs or Sundowns, and if the player is officially registered with the Amakhosi, Amiens will need to negotiate his transfer with the Soweto giants.