Castro calls for calm on Vitolo return

Sevilla president Jose Castro has called for calm from the club’s fans ahead of winger Vitolo’s first return to the club with Las Palmas.

The 27-year-old winger left Los Rojiblancos in acrimonious circumstances in July after Atletico Madrid trigger his €40m release clause, days after Castro had announced he had agreed a new deal in Andalucia.

Due to Atleti’s player registration ban until January, the Spain international joined his hometown club Las Palmas on loan until the turn of the year.

“It doesn’t matter to me where he plays or not, I don’t want to speak about players of other clubs,” Castro told the club’s website.

“I believe indifference is the best policy and we should not create a hostile atmosphere which could harm the club.

“The fans understand they need to support the club and not hurl insults at others because we’ve been the subject of two sanctions for this.

“My responsibility is to avoid the match and the situation heating up – games do that naturally anyway and it would be irresponsible for me to make comments to fuel it.

“The chairman of Las Palmas can say what he likes, but I’m not going to enter into that – there will be time to speak privately before the game.”

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