CM: Market background on Castillejo; between rejected offer and new-found form

By Isak Möller -

Samu Castillejo’s season has been somewhat of a roller coaster so far, having moved up and down the pecking order. Now, however, the Spaniard has seemingly cemented his spot in the starting eleven. 

Since Stefano Pioli switched to the 4-4-2 formation, Castillejo has been performing very well for the Rossoneri on the right flank. Furthermore, the poor form of his compatriot Suso has allowed him to work without loads of pressure.

However, a few weeks ago, his future with Milan wasn’t as clear. Boban and Maldini are working hard on the transfer market between signings and sales, looking to change things up with hopes of affecting the outcome of the season.

According to reports from Calciomercato.com, Castillejo recently said no to an offer from Spanish side Espanyol, who were very keen on bringing him in. The winger, on the other hand, has always wanted to stay in Milan and prove his worth.

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