Report – Newcastle Make £7M Offer To Sign 25-Year-Old Chilean International Striker


According to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo, Newcastle have made an offer to sign 25-year-old striker Nico Castillo who plays for Mexican club Pumas UNAM.

The Chilean scored 12 goals and 2 assists in 24 games last season for his club and was extremely impressive throughout the season.

Other clubs said to have also put forward proposals to sing the striker are reported to be Bologna and Sampdoria.

His Mexican club are ready to cash in on the player and he could come at a decent fee but will be a risk for Newcastle since he’s never been tested at the highest levels.

Nicolas Castillo – plays at Pumas UNAM

But he has 12 International appearances for Chile with one goal.

He previously played at Club Brugge for a couple of seasons from 2014 and played 39 times for them with 13 goals and 2 assists;  he had three loan spells during his two years in Belgium.

His Mexican club are ready to cash in on the 25-year-old striker.

O Jogo are reporting Newcastle are in the driver’s seat for the player and have offered £7M for the 5ft 10 ins striker.

What we need is for Rafa to sign a few players early in this transfer window and strikers are the priority.

Nico Castillo could be one of those players.

What do you think?


10 comments so far

  • Jib

    May 19, 2018 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #2

    This guys athleticism and demeanour
    really reminds me of another great
    Mexican striker
    Hugo Sanchez
    When I worked in Spain in the 80’s I loved
    watching him play for the 2 Madrids

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  • Mag52

    May 19, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #3

    He looks robust enough for the PL and he seems to know where the goal is from his record.

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  • stestickle

    May 19, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #4

    Definitely a rafa type striker joselu upgrade which i suppose is not hard to find

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  • Ron Knee

    May 19, 2018 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #5

    £7million for a striker – Ashley’s kind of price!

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  • DaveD1000

    May 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #6

    doing the D Wise thing with Jib link he looks a bit of a unit with skillz and worth a punt at 7m

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  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    May 19, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #7

    Nico, lets think about this for a while, how many South American players have we had at the club and they have been worth it. Here’s a list: Mirandinha, Nobby, Colo, Tino, Robledo brothers, Jonas and of course Kenedy this year. Its seems Newcastle through-out the clubs history have signed players that some may have not heard of before they came to our club, well I do hope this Nico is going to be the next South American player that comes good for the Toon. He looks strong and nibble and seems to know where the net is. If after we sell players and only start of with 50 Mill making the transfer window for us about 80 Million, then this would be a good purchase at 7 Mill.

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  • lesh

    May 19, 2018 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #8

    If, if, if we have offered £7m for Castillo, it looks as though Charnley’s applying his usual approach – bid low, wait for other clubs to come in for him, miss out and blame prices.

    Surely Charnley and or Rafa can discreetly find out what the selling club, the player and his agent realistically want and if it’s affordable, bid at or somewhere near that figure. How many prospects have we missed because they were deemed to be too expensive at the time of enquiring yet have proved to be valued at megabucks as they’ve developed.

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  • kc2012

    May 19, 2018 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Be a very decent signing this lad if it’s true. Says Benfica are the front runners to sign him online though, which sounds about right with it being reported in the Portuguese press

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  • Munster Mag

    May 19, 2018 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #10

    The Dennis school can work. For example plenty of us thought that kenedy would be good, based largely on u tube evidence. I’m still not sure about Jorgensen though, unless we get some serious pace in. My concern about the Mexican (?) would be what looks like a lack of speed but wud need to see more

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