David Moyes has had to scour the globe for some bargains this summer and he has pulled another relatively unknown player out the bag with the signing of Segundo Castillo from Red Star Belgrade.
The Ecuador international has been on trial at Blackburn Rovers and was previously linked with Wigan after some brilliant displays in Serbia. The 5’9 central midfielder has scored 17 goals in two seasons for the club now officially known as Crvena Zvezda Belgrade.
Although he has been touted as a replacement for Lee Carsley, Castillo is not just a good defensive midfielder, he will be a threat at free-kicks and corners and has a very fine all-round game.
At 26, Castillo has his best years ahead and is one of a number of players who are shining for the Ecuador national team who came so close to beating Argentina in Buenos Aires in June.
Three of his goals for Red Star can be seen. Whilst one of his two goals for the Ecuadorian national team in 33 appearances can be seen . (The first goal on the video at 0.15)
If work permit problems don’t hold up Castillo’s move, from the four goals linked to above, it is more than likely he will be a major threat from set-pieces for Everton.