Chelsea Transfer News

New loan move for Castillo

Juan Castillo has ended his loan with AZ Alkmaar and will spend the rest of this season at ADO Den Haag.

The Dutch left-back returned to his homeland in October with AZ Alkmaar, where he made his top-flight debut last month in a 2-2 draw at Utrecht, and now joins fellow Eredivisie side ADO Den Haag on loan until the end of 2020/21.

Castillo signed for Chelsea from Ajax in the summer of 2016, having captained both the Amsterdam club and the Netherlands at youth level.

He helped our Academy win the Under-18 Premier League and FA Youth Cup during his first year with the Blues, which included completing the scoring in our 9-2 thrashing of Tottenham in the latter competition.

The next season he was again a regular as we retained the Youth Cup, as well as reaching the final of the UEFA Youth League with our Under-19s and scoring his first development squad goal in our Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final win over Oxford United’s senior side.

He then had his first loan in 2019/20, when he returned to Ajax and helped their Under-21s side finish fourth in the Dutch second division.

The 20-year-old will continue to gain top-flight experience with ADO Den Haag for the remainder of this season. They are currently 16th in the table.

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