Monday, 31 August 2009

Wolves snap up Ecuador's Castillo


Wolves have signed Ecuador midfielder Segundo Castillo on a season-long loan from Serbian side Red Star Belgrade.
The 27-year-old trained with his new team-mates on Thursday after agreeing terms and having a medical. The paperwork was completed at the weekend.
There is an option for the deal to be made permanent at the end of the Premier League season.
The international spent last season on loan at Everton, making 13 appearances and scoring once.
He is the second player signed by Wolves from Red Star in this transfer window, following the capture of Serbia international midfielder Nenad Milijas in June.
"I'm very happy to be joining Wolves," Castillo told the club's website.
"It's another chance for me to prove myself in England and I hope after the internationals I will get quickly settled into the squad.
"I know Nenad very well, and it makes it easier when you arrive at a new club that you know someone in the team."
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy said he was delighted to secure Castillo's services.
"Segundo has good experience, having played in the Premier League for Everton and made 42 international appearances for Ecuador," he stated.
"He also played for two seasons at Red Star Belgrade with Nenad. He will certainly add quality to the squad."
Prior to his temporary move to Everton, Castillo scored 18 goals in 72 appearances for Red Star and helped them to a league and cup double in his debut season in 2007.
He enjoyed a successful early career in his homeland with Club Deportivo Espoli and then El Nacional.
He is Wolves' eighth new signing of the summer following the capture of Milijas, Marcus Hahnemann, Kevin Doyle, Andrew Surman, Greg Halford, Ronald Zubar and the loan signing of Chelsea's Michael Mancienne.

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