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Toffees agree Castillo deal
28 Aug 2008 - 08:54:34
Everton have agreed a deal with Red Star Belgrade to sign Ecuador international Segundo Castillo.
The 26-year-old midfielder will officially join the Toffees subject to passing a medical and the club acquiring a work permit.
Castillo has won 33 international caps for Ecuador and was a member of their 2006 World Cup squad which faced England in Germany.
"He is primarily a defensive midfield player but he has a willingness to join in the attack when the opportunity arises," read a club statement.
His arrival follows the signing of Denmark international defender Lars Jacobsen earlier in the week.
Speaking over the weekend, Toffees boss David Moyes revealed his frustration that he had been unable to add to his squad during the summer.
"There is no way we will be able to survive at our current level if it continues like this," he warned.
"It will be impossible to have any improvement this season if we do not improve the numbers greatly.
"We cannot sustain what we did last season, finishing fifth and having a good European run.
"We could not really sustain it when we were short of players from January onwards last season.
"Now we are more players short than then, so if we are in a worse position there is no way we can achieve again what we did last season."