West Brom youngster Quevin Castro attracting interest from across Europe - report
West Brom youngster Quevin Castro is on the radar of a number of top clubs across Europe, according to Suffolk News.
The Portuguese-born midfielder moved to the Hawthorns in the summer and has become a regular for the club’s Under-23 side.
He was named on the first team bench for two Championship games in August and then made his senior debut against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup, playing 90 minutes against the Gunners in a 6-0 defeat.
Suffolk News claim that despite that heavy defeat, Castro’s performance put him on the radar of clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, Benfica, Braga, PSV Eindhoven and Hoffenheim.
The report adds that a number of League One and Two teams are keen to take the 20-year-old on loan.
Still early days
Castro’s performance in the Carabao Cup showed he has a lot of potential, while he has also been taken on trial by Chelsea and Arsenal in the past.
Therefore plenty of hype is building around the midfielder, but it is important to remember that he has only played 90 minutes of senior football and he is yet to make his league debut.
He is continuing to train with Valerien Ismael’s first team squad, which is probably the best set-up for him at this moment in time as he makes his first steps in the professional game after a period in non-league.
Some youngsters have struggled with ‘too much too soon’ and Castro appears to be being managed well at the Hawthorns.
A move abroad should not be ruled out though, with an increasing number of young players leaving England for Europe and profiting with greater development.
With roots in Portugal, a switch to Benfica or Braga might be especially appealing for the 20-year-old.
In other West Brom news, one Baggies youngster has stated his first team intentions.