Castillo could be heading to Old Trafford.
Chilean sensation Nicolas Castillo is on the verge of making a £4m move to Manchester United after being convinced by national team mate Angelo Henriquez, reports La Nacion.
Henriquez currently plays at Old Trafford – although spent six months on-loan at Wigan Athletic last season – after making a £4.8m switch in the summer of 2012.
The 19-year-old was consulted in regard to Castillo as the two forwards played together for Chile at the recent under-20 World Cup in Turkey, with the side being knocked out by Ghana in the quarter-finals after qualifying from England’s group.
Serie A duo Napoli and Juventus have also being keeping a close eye on the attacker but the lure of Henriquez should convince the 20-year-old to come to England.
However, Castillo’s club Universidad Católica have said that as yet no bid has been made for the South American.
“We as a club, we have not talked to anyone,” president José María Buljubasich told Chilean radio station Bio Bio.
“I spoke last night with his representative and he told me there was nothing. We are in constant contact, aware of what’s going on with him.”
It’s also thought that if the club were to sell then they would want nearer to £6m and not the £4m the Red Devils are prepared to offer.
Whether or not new United manager David Moyes would want to sanction that amount on a player that won’t be near the first team for at least a year is unknown.
Although Moyes’ one and only signing since succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson this season has been a young South American – Uruguay under-20 international Guillermo Varela.