Juan Castillo has completed his move from Chelsea to Charlton Athletic on loan for the rest of the season and he is delighted with the deal.
The 22-year-old, who joined the club in 2016 and has previously been on loan at his former club Ajax, AZ Alkmaar and ADO Den Haag, played three Championship and two Carabao Cup games for Birmingham.
The club announced on their clubs website: ‘Dutch youth international Juan Castillo has moved on loan to Charlton Athletic, having spent the first half of the season at Birmingham City
‘He joins a Charlton side currently 15th in League One and managed by their former player Johnnie Jackson.’
Castillo’s deal at Stamford Bridge comes to an end at the end of next season, and there will be a chance to earn himself a permanent move if he can impress with the Championshsip outfit.
Castillo explained what attracted him to Charlton when he spoke to the club’s website, He said: “Once I heard that Charlton were interested, I looked at games on YouTube and the first thing that stood out was the fans and the atmosphere.
“I’m a creative player, I like to get up and down the left side and I bring energy. I hope that I can develop here and have a successful time. I can’t wait to get started and show what I can do.”
Ben Purrington is the current first choice left back or left wing back under Johnnie Jackson, but with his contract expiring at the end of the campaign, there could be a real chance for the lad to make a name for himself.
It seems that he will never get the chance to shine in that shirt so he needs to look elsewhere, and considering the Championship is one of the top Leagues in Europe, he needs to make this work.
This should e a good move for the lad.