The saga of Fabian Castillo to Turkey is at least over for now. FC Dallas announced on Thursday evening that they have officially loaned Castillo to Trabzonspor through the end of 2016 with an option to buy.
“We want to thank Fabian for his time with FC Dallas, and his contributions during the last five years,” said FC Dallas President Dan Hunt in the press release issued to the media. “It’s been our pleasure to watch Fabian grow from the teenager we all first met in 2011 to the exciting player he is today. We wish him all the best in Turkey.”
Based on reports from earlier in the day, FC Dallas is going to pocket around $3 million for the loan and potential to get another $1 million on the sale in January.
Based on league rules, FCD will keep two-thirds of that money with the rest going to the league.
The bad end of this continues to be that the MLS transfer window closed yesterday for incoming players to the league. FC Dallas has one open roster spot now and the only way they can fill it is by getting an out of contract player before the middle of September when the rosters freeze. FCD could go the Homegrown route to fill the spot too.
We will have more on this deal in the coming days as we look back on Castillo’s time here in Dallas and what is next for the club as we move forward.