Di Marzio: Deadline day loan move now off as Castillejo rejects Sampdoria move

By Oliver Fisher -

Despite Sampdoria’s attempts to get a loan deal for Samu Castillejo over the line on deadline day, the player has rejected the idea of a loan move.

According to Di Marzio, Sampdoria have been trying to close the winter transfer window with a signing for the attacking department, and their failure to find an agreement with Sassuolo for Defrel convinced the Sampdoria management to try and land Castillejo.

The negotiation with Milan seemed to be successful with the Rossoneri accepting of the idea of loaning the Spaniard out, but the player’s will was decisive in the end as Castillejo said ‘no’ to Sampdoria.

Despite Samp’s attempt to convince Castillejo over the phone, the player is determined not to accept the loan and to remain at Milan until the end of the season. Given he would have linked up with ex-Milan boss Marco Giampaolo and he is not a part of the club’s plans, it is a surprise of sorts.

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  1. This dude like Montolivo. Choose money rather than playtime, the different are Montolivo already old at that time so he choose stay 1 years to keep his 3,5m euro salary while castilejo still on prime age football. If anyone here still defender him, it Will be surprise because his departure blocked move for RW

  2. Casti is awesome. Imagine loving the club so much that you refuse to leave not matter the cost to yourself or your career. He is willing to, not even sit on the bench, but sit in the stands and cheer for his favorite team instead of playing at some random club he doesn’t even like. That is dedication. Everyone should take a note from his playbook. Such an amazing guy, club is so lucky to have him.

  3. Well this is not good for the dressing room, but its Casti’s right to stay and honor the contract, its a punishment to MT for giving false promises when they sign them. Players are human afterall. If MT is so keen to get rid of the player, then they should terminate his contract and compensate as per contract. Because no team values him what he earns now.

  4. Same sistem,already seen at Milan…to stretch contract out untill free agent to be able to get premium at new club.I think no club in europe has more free agents then Milan.Why is it so?Players want to cash in their cariers,ok,I got that.But…why Milan does not react if a contract is bellow….2 years?Or sooner…?Dollaruma,Chala,Kessie,Romagnoli,now Castilejo comes to the group as well…..I can not recall a club with that many free agents in one year,or two years.Berlusconi would never alove that,no way.Disaster….Just calculate worth of those 5,and imagine what could you get today for that ammount.Disaster..

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