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Man City Bids $20 Million for Mexico's Castillo
RivalsDM, July 24th, 2007 4:15PM
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Mexico striker Nery Castillo, arguably the revelation of the 2007 Copa America in Venezuela, has become the next target for Sven Goran Eriksson in his continued overhaul of Manchester City. According to various sources, Greek giant Olympiakos, the 23-year-old Castillo's current club, has already agreed to a transfer fee with City representatives worth $20 million. However, Castillo is believed to be holding out for a better offer from a bigger club; his agents have contacted Chelsea and Real Madrid, but they have yet to demonstrate any interest.

Castillo made an impressive debut for Mexico at the Gold Cup last month, particularly against the United States in the final, where Mexico lost 2-1, but his performances in Venezuela really opened eyes. With his close control, the Uruguayan-bred Castillo would boldly take on defenses on his own, scoring four times in four appearances for the Tricolores, including a world-class strike in a 2-0 victory against Brazil, probably his best game.

In other Manchester City news, exiled Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra took full control of the club after gaining 75 percent of Manchester City's shares. According to a report on Fox Sports, Thaksin's first directive as owner was to instruct Eriksson to look to Thailand for new players. "We expect to select at least two Thai players from our national team to join Manchester City," his lawyer, Noppadol Pattama, said, in addition to players from Italy and Brazil.

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