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The evolution of Castro, the striker that the greats want

He is one of the players who steals the glances of all the fans. Leonardo Castro has been the main protagonist this semester in Colombian soccer. Its effectiveness, perhaps one of those questioned at the beginning of his career or when he made the move to Independiente Medellín, He has improved considerably since he returned home to his beloved team, Deportivo Pereira.

The 30-year-old attacker has 15 goals and He is the top scorer in this BetPlay II League, the only one who can take away his distinction is Diber Cambindo, striker from Medellín who has 11 goals. Castro has evolved in a great way, he reached the year of his maturation and now he could be in a big team in 2023, there is also the illusion of continuing in Pereira to play the Copa Sudamericana.

More goalscorer and cash in Pereira

According to BeSoccer Pro, Leonardo Castro improved in several factors at Deportivo Pereira counting the last four seasons. In 2018/2019, he was a less effective striker with a lot of shots on goal. He stood out for his successful passes in the last quarter of the court. In the following season 19/20, he rose a bit in the scoring variant and in touches in the area.

In his last year at the DIM, he was important in assists and recoveries, he dropped in goals and key passes. The coach recently David González stressed that it is important that the striker is doing important things that he could not do in the red team of the mountain. “First, congratulate ‘Leo’ Castro for his semester, we are happy that there in Pereira He was able to do what he couldn’t do here in Medellín,” he said.

At Deportivo Pereira he improved considerably in goals, shots on goal, key passes, however, It dropped in something that was important in the DIM in the last year, which was in the recoveries in the last quarter of court. He also contributed and added a lot in the first goals. Castro is now a striker with less defensive work, but much more important inside the area.

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Why are the greats of the FPC looking for him?

“Who doesn’t want to have Leonardo Castro?” was Alberto Gamero’s response to a possible arrival of the striker at Millonarios. Atlético Nacional and Junior de Barranquilla would be the others interested in taking the scorer. Leonardo Castro is interesting because of his effectiveness and his mobility in the area. He can adapt to any system and be ‘9′ or further behind with another attacker.

“We are looking for players from here in the backyard and some foreigners like Brahian Alemán. Leonardo Castro is within the possibilities ”, highlighted Fuad Char, the largest shareholder of Junior de Barranquilla. Although for now, the striker is focused on the final, after the game he will think about his future.

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