Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sporting Still Chasing Castellano?

Back in December there were reports out of Spain that Sporting Kansas City were interested in Dani Castellano, a midfielder/defender for La Liga side, Las Palmas. At the time not much was made of the reports and the rumors slowly faded away, but now with the primary transfer window for MLS teams starting to wind down, the rumors are back.

Univision is reporting that Castellano is still on the radar for Sporting KC and the club has sent scouts to games three times to observe him. Two of those times have come since the initial rumors, once in February when Las Palmas played Rayo Vallecano and again in March when they took on Real Madrid.

Castellano has played in 24 La Liga games for Las Palmas and another five games in the Copa del Rey, mainly as a left back for the club. He has traditionally been a midfielder throughout most of his playing career and only seems to have shifted to that position this year.

This is an interesting move if it's true, because on the surface it doesn't seem like the type of move that Sporting KC or Peter Vermes would make. The big thing on that point is the fact that Castellano is under contract until the summer of 2017, a little over a year from now. KC has never been a team that would really go out and pay a transfer fee, preferring instead to wait until a player is out of contract to bring them in.

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