Chiefs' big fish hints at desire to stay

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Kaizer Chiefs may be working hard behind the scenes on trying to secure the future of one of the major figures in their squad following his latest utterances.

Leonardo Castro has had plenty speculation about his future in recent months, with his Chiefs contract set to come to an end once the current season is wrapped up.

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Whether this could be June 30 as initially agreed or when the PSL season is eventually wrapped up beyond that, remains to be seen.

However, the latest indications coming from Naturena are that the Colombian is keen on remaining at the club that reeled him in from Mamelodi Sundowns in January 2018.

"For me, it is a great honour to be part of the legacy of Chiefs in this moment, we all know what Kaizer Chiefs means to South African football," commented Castro in a post shared on the club's Instagram account, in relation to its 50th anniversary.

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"Everyone wants to be part of this team, this is the biggest team in South Africa, once you get into this team you want to give everything to remain part of this club."

At this stage, there has been no indications from Amakhosi or the player's camp on whether negotiations are on course for his continuation beyond the current season.

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However, with Chiefs currently serving a two-window transfer ban handed down by FIFA in February and their subsequent appeal to the CAS being delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is perhaps in the club's best interest to try to retain the Colombian for next season.

Castro, 30, has featured in 19 games in all competitions this season after initially being on the verge of release at the end of last season, but coach Ernst Middendorp had a change of heart after seeing his renewed efforts in pre-season.

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