A Kaizer Chiefs player is expected to depart the club for an African powerhouse club.

 A Kaizer Chiefs player is expected to depart the club for an African powerhouse club.

Willing to sell? Kaizer Chiefs slash R10m from key player’s asking price!


Kaizer Chiefs seem to be willing to make conditions for a transfer, a little bit easier for one of their key men at the end of the current season.

Kaizer Chiefs are believed to be fighting off interest in key midfielder Edson Castillo, after just one season at Naturena.

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 clubs 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.

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 want a whopping R40 million for him.

On Thursday, this publication revealed that Zamalek were not deterred by the big asking price. However, in a surprise turn of events, Chiefs appear to have slashed the price for Castillo.


“It seems Zamalek are not scared by the price tag which is around R30 million. You are aware that Egyptian teams are well funded and even the owners there have a good financial standing so they are not scared to approach Chiefs even if the price tag is up there. Even when it comes to salaries they are not bad at all. They can even pay more than top South African teams and that’s why they are determined to approach Chiefs for Castillo,” said the source to report.


Having just returned from international duty, Castillo will have a few days more of rest, due to a suspension. Accumulated yellow cards will see him sit out Chiefs’ away game to Cape Town City.


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