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Blues Face Premier League Competition for Trialist Castro
Saturday, 10th Aug 2019 10:03

Town trialist Quevin Castro has revealed he has received interest from Premier League sides Leicester and West Ham as he waits for the Blues to formally offer him a contract having impressed in his four-week spell at Playford Road.

Former Thetford Town midfielder Castro, who is 18 this month, played in the U23s friendlies at AFC Sudbury, in which he scored, Lowestoft Town and Maldon & Tiptree, as well as behind-closed-doors games against Tottenham and Arsenal.

According to the Bury Free Press, Portuguese-born Castro, who started his career in Sporting Lisbon's academy, has been offered a further eight-week spell with the Blues while the club look to have a one-year professional deal signed off by owner Marcus Evans.

However, Castro, the brother of Valter Rocha, top scorer in the Thurlow Nunn last season, and current Brecklander Telmo Rocha, says that while he’s keen to join Town there has been interest from Premier League clubs, which so far he has rebuffed.

“I do not know if I am going to take the eight weeks or not yet because there has been interest from bigger clubs,” he told the Free Press.

“I have been waiting for these past two weeks with them telling me they are going to give me an offer.

“Leicester City and West Ham have offered me trials and I have turned them away. I would love to stay at this club.”

Prior to joining up with the Town U23s Castro had been with National League club Sutton United for their pre-season preparations.

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CaptainAhab added 10:13 - Aug 10
Sounds like he's impressed while he's been here, for god's sake put your hand in your pocket ME, can't be that hard!

hampstead_blue added 10:14 - Aug 10
Sort it out....

algarvefan added 10:16 - Aug 10
Just get it done don't Fiddel with Castro!!

uefacup81 added 10:22 - Aug 10
Sounds like his agent is trying to force Town's hand.

Let's get real here - if West Ham and Leicester were interested, he'd be off there like a shot.

Dissboyitfc added 10:27 - Aug 10
Can’t they tell if he is any good? If he is then offer him terms! Simples!

spanishblue added 10:35 - Aug 10
Our last player from thetford did us proud Simon Milton I believe

braveblue added 10:36 - Aug 10
Yet again Evans is shown as totally inept.where is his mouthpiece - surely he can decide this?

Linkboy13 added 10:45 - Aug 10
I've heard Thetford have offered him more money .

Cakeman added 10:53 - Aug 10
Only hearing one side of the story but it does sound odd that we haven’t offered him a contract after all of this time.

gosblue added 10:58 - Aug 10
He must be a real talent otherwise we wouldn’t still be interested. Maybe there’s something in his character that we’re not too sure about

Saxonblue74 added 11:04 - Aug 10
Is it me or is this a very contradictory article? "I don't know if I'll stay as there has been interest from bigger clubs", "I would love to stay at this club" ?

TractorRoyNo1 added 11:06 - Aug 10
With a punt, but he is flying a kite about Premiership teams

Bert added 12:28 - Aug 10
An 18 year old should be wise enough to button his lip. Contract discussions should remain private.

GiveusaWave added 12:54 - Aug 10
Strange one this...if he's that good why haven't the club already sorted something out...

BaaBaaBlue added 13:05 - Aug 10
Tyler French from Sudbury had trials at many a club including us.. nearly signed for a PL side.. then Sudbury pretty much forced him out of their club.. ended up signing for Bradford..
This guy is probably worth a little punt, don't like the whole 'premier league clubs want me' attitude personally

Terry_Nutkins added 13:30 - Aug 10
News section comments are hilarious.Never seen him play but he says he's got some interest elsewhere and suddenly Evans is a disgrace. Here's an idea, let's let the people judging him.on this trial make the decision. They've actually seen him play!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 13:53 - Aug 10
Agree with both Uefa81fc and Terry Nutkins here. Sounds like a load of blocks and we'll find out soon enough if he's any good or not.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:46 - Aug 10
How cynical we have all become! Maybe not surprising given what's happened over the last 5 years or so!

WhoisJimmyJuan added 17:43 - Aug 10
Agree with both Uefa81fc and Terry Nutkins here. Sounds like a load of blocks and we'll find out soon enough if he's any good or not.

runningout added 12:42 - Aug 11
Agree.. load of bu*lsh*t!!

davidsc1971 added 16:00 - Aug 13
I smell bullsh*t

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