Chelsea have made enquiries about Mexico’s explosive young striker Nery Castillo, the Mexican press reported today.
Castillo’s father and agent said Chelsea, along with one unnamed Italian club and two unnamed Spanish sides, had asked about his availability and hinted that Olympiakos might sell their prize asset if an offer of 10 million dollars was forthcoming.
“He is known in Europe, he has a contract with Olympiakos until 2010 and we’ll have to wait and see because even though he is under contract if a club shows real interest then they could get him,” his father, himself an ex-professional said.
Castillo has scored two goals in two games at the Copa America, including one in Mexico’s shock 2-0 victory over Brazil last week. His pace and ability with the ball have been one of the main talking points in the tournament so far but his father said it was his club performances – three goals in six Champions League appearances – that had first caught the eye of scouts.
“He is getting a lot of offers not because he is in the national team but because people know him from Europe, for his performances in the Champions League, and we hope his club accepts an offer.”