Castro happy to stay at Mallorca, and hopes the same for Webo

Mallorca’s Chori Castro has refused to be drawn on his future, even as reports continue to link him with a move away from the island side.

The Uruguayan midfielder was one of the side’s stronger performers last term and in light of the club’s continued status in administration, President Jaume Cladera has confirmed Castro is one a handful of the team’s better players available, should a decent offer come in.

The player himself though, has spoken only of his uncertainty of the future, and that he would only move if the deal was good for both the club and himself, otherwise remaining 100% committed to Mallorca for the coming season. The player is currently training separately from the rest of the team after suffering discomfort during pre-season.

Castro is currently rooming with new arrival and compatriot Pablo Caceres, working to get the 26-year-old defender acclimatised to his new surroundings, having arrived from Argentina.

Another player who Cladera admitted could be sold for the right price, and is also training alone, is Pierre Webo. After refusing to play in a pre-season game on the advice of his agent in an attempt to gain either an improved contract or a free transfer elsewhere, the Cameroonian has been separated from the group as the club open disciplinary proceedings.

Castro’s situation sits in marked contrast, in spite of sharing the same agent, Paco Casal, who is cited as playing a key role in Webo’s actions. Indeed, the Uruguayan has said that he is unlikely to take the same action: “I do not think the same will happen with me, they are different positions and cases, and must be treated as such.

“Webo’s case is very delicate, having taken this action in Sweden. It is a decision we now have to accept, and as a friend, I want to try to help. I do not know what the club will do, or what [Webo] wants, because we have not spoken about this, but hopefully he will stay.”

Castro has known Webo for almost a decade – they were teammates at Nacional – and it was Webo who helped integrate Castro at Mallorca, as Castro now is for Caceres.

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