It has been no secret that Kaizer Chiefs have been looking to sign a midfielder to boost their squad going into the next season, with their net being cast wide.
In previous weeks, Chiefs were linked to the signing of Congolese midfielder Fabrice Ngoma, as well as Tatenda Tavengwa , a Zimbabwean who plays for Venda FA.
Ngoma was an obvious link for Chiefs, having previously been of interest to the club. The events of him terminating his deal at Sudanese giants Al Hilal, straight after link of a move to Amakhosi resurfaced, made things more suspicious. Now while an approach looks unlikely to be made for the player, since rumours claim he is close to joining Yanga SC, it seems the Glamour Boys have not limited their search for a midfielder to just him anyway. Neither did they put all their eggs in the basket of Tavengwa
That’s because, ccording to the latest reports it seems like, Chiefs are set to miss out on the dreadlocked midfielder, with it being Swallows who are the most active in an effort to sign Tavengwa, and having already put in an official bid for the player, Zimbabwean publication.
But Chiefs appear not be resting on their laurels all this time and according to iDiski Times they have secured an agreement to sign Venezuelan international midfielder Edson Castillo.
CHIEFS SIGN CASTILLO
“Kaizer Chiefs have agreed personal terms with Venezuela international midfielder Edson Castillo, iDiski Times understands. Castillo emerged as a transfer target for Chiefs in January after the exit of Njabulo Blom to Major League Soccer outfit St Louis City SC. However, the club opted against signing the 29-year-old who had become a free agent after Caracas and he returned to his former club Monagas on a short-term deal. But this publication understands talks were reopened after the end of the 2022/23 season and the two parties have come to an agreement on personal terms ahead of his expected arrival after the end of the Copa Libertadores group stage campaign.” Wrote the above mentioned website.
This is an interesting move for Chiefs, who seem to be following the sometimes successful route taken by their rivals Mamelodi Sundowns of going to South America to look for talent. The last time Chiefs opted to eventually sign a player they initially turned down the opportunity to sign was Caleb Bimenyimana, their fans will be hoping Castillo’s career at the club doesn’t end up like that.