Celta expect Jonny Castro exit

Celta Vigo are anticipating the possible exit of defender Jonny Castro who has been linked to both Real Betis and Atletico Madrid.

Comfortable playing either in the heart of right-hand side of the defence, Jonny has racked up over 200 appearances since graduating through Celta’s academy and was a mainstay of Spain’s successful Under-21 squad.

Faro de Vigo say the Galician club are willing to sell the full-back should the right offer come in but they have not received any bids for the 24-year-old as yet.

The January transfer window also saw the defender with a number of clubs including Sevilla and Leicester City, but no move materialised.

The Vigo-native’s contract at Estadio Balaidos runs until June 2019 but he is thought to be open to a move away.

Betis are thought to be interested in signing a left-sided defender to challenge Junior Firpo following the exit of Riza Durmisi to Lazio.

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