Manchester United only yesterday were said to have agreed personal terms with Ajax youngster Juan Familia Castillo. According to the report, United will make the deal official by July one when the transfer window officially opens and clubs can register players. Unfortunately, the deal has now been hijacked by Chelsea according to reports.
Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink is said to have been influential in making the deal happen for the Blues according to a report by daily mail. The Blues will now announce the signing of the player in the coming days. This will be a big blow to Manchester United who would have thought they had gotten the player.
The Red devils are said to have been watching the player since 2014 after he was spotted playing for Holland’s youth team at a young international tournament. He was thought to be on his way to Old Trafford in January but the deal reportedly broke down as a result of Ajax officials not wanting to lose their star.
Juan Familia Castillo who is currently the captain of the under 16 Holland national team is primarily a central midfielder but can also play on both wings. He recently rejected Ajax’s offer a professional contract which means whoever signs him will be paying a nominal fee for his signature as he is still a minor not yet on a professional contract.
Chelsea are also said to be winning the race to sign Fulham star Moussa Dembele who has also been linked with a move to Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG, Bayern Munich and Liverpool in recent times.