Greek side Olympiakos have reached an impasse in their contract talks with Mexican international Nery Castillo. The revelation of Mexico's summer swing through the U.S. and Venezuela, the $20M rated Castillo is rumored to be on his way to Manchester City. While it is far from being sealed, if Sven Goran Eriksson can make it happen, it could be the deal of the summer.
Castillo became Mexico's main weapon after Jared Borgetti's injury in the Gold Cup final. He's put away five goals in ten appearances for el Tri, and has won the Greek league championship every year he's been there except for one (2004). Playing in 25 games last season, the 23-year-old scored 12 times, not including the three goals he scored in last season's Champions League group stage.
The guy's a steal. Maybe City's luck is starting to turn around.
City in Castillo swoop [Daily Mail]