Some say you can never go back home again but that may not be the case for former FC Dallas midfielder Fabian Castillo.
In a report on ESPN.com from Jeff Carlisle, FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo is quoted to say that he is open to the possibility of brining back Castillo from Turkish side Trabzonspor.
Dallas currently sits atop the league’s Allocation Order, the mechanism used to help teams sign US national team members returning to MLS or players that have transfered out of the league.
Dallas obtained the top spot in the MLS allocation order back in December, when it traded defender Walker Zimmerman to Los Angeles FC. Dallas also obtained $250,000 in general allocation money and $250,000 in targeted allocation money in the deal.
“If Castillo is available, and we could fit him in [the salary budget], then yes we would be open to that,” said Clavijo in the ESPN article. “He has a contract in Turkey, but he would be attractive for sure.”
Castillo has struggled for playing time over the last year with Trabzonspor. There have been reports suggesting that he is also ready to move on from the Turkish side.
Castillo spent part of six seasons in Dallas, scoring 35 goals and adding 30 assists in 167 league and playoff appearances.
Getting Castillo back would signal a few things for the club as they move into a busy year. For starters, it would mean that the fences have been mended between Castillo, Oscar Pareja and Clavijo. There was a lot of negativity surrounding his transfer in 2016. Secondly, it would mean the club would once again have a speed threat on the left side of the field. The club never really replaced Castillo when he left in the 2017 season.
What do you make of a potential return for Castillo? Would you be happy to have him back?