Chelsea were reportedly battling it out with Manchester united to sign the highly-rated Ajax youngster.
Familia Castillo has had a great rise to fame in Ajax’s youth setup -one of the most popular and respected in Europe. Because he is a versatile midfielder, the teenager has managed into quite the prospect in the last few seasons. Familia Castillo can play as a main creative force in the center of the pitch or in advanced role where he scores goals himself.
According to reports, the Red Devils were close to signing the talented midfielder after promising talks in November and December but the indecision over United’s academy set-up led to him considering a move to Chelsea’s academy.
It is believed that Chelsea made a late push for the 16-year-old Holland U16 captain and the presence of Guus Hiddink offered greater incentives to Ajax.