West Bromwich Albion journalist and podcaster Adrian Goldberg has been sharing his thoughts on Quevin Castro and his time at the Midlands club so far after questioning the Baggies’ depth in midfield.
This comes after Goldberg co-hosted a recent edition of Baggies-themed podcast The Liquidator, where he spoke about a variety of subjects concerning Valerien Ismael’s side.
On the subject of Castro, who the club signed on a two-year deal following a successful trial period there during the recent summer transfer window, Goldberg had this to say about the current make-up of West Brom’s midfield and what the Portuguese youngster brings to the side.
He said: “My question mark is about the quality in central midfield that you’ve got. [Jake] Livermore and [Alex] Mowatt, I think we could get promotion with those two in central midfield; [Jayson] Molumby, we’ll see.
“The only other central-midfield option is another player who we signed on a free transfer, which is Quevin Castro, who I saw in the Arsenal game and caught the eye of a lot of fans, but I’ve got to say, I wasn’t impressed with his delivery.
“I think he is an all-action player and puts himself about, he’s not afraid to put a tackle in but again, a risky signing, I think.
“I mean, no risk in the sense that we probably haven’t paid a fee for him, and I can’t imagine he’s on anything like decent wages yet, but again, just underlines really how thin the squad is, if Quevin Castro is seen as a potential Championship midfielder at Albion – a team who expect to be up there battling in the top two or the top six.”
TIF Thoughts on Adrian Goldberg’s comments on Castro…
Given how Castro has only made one senior appearance for West Brom so far, which came during their 6-0 defeat against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup as Goldberg alluded to, where he managed to earn himself a rather uninspiring rating of 6/10 from Birmingham Mail, it’s easy to see why Goldberg isn’t completely convinced by the player at the moment.
Would you like to see Quevin Castro play in the first team?
In our view, given how early into his West Brom career the 20-year-old is at the moment, it probably wouldn’t be fair to make a solid judgement on the player, especially after just one disappointing performance against a Premier League side.
Moving forward, we feel that Castro should be given some time to play in the first team, and at the end of the season, the club should make a decision as to whether or not they feel he is ready to play regularly in the team or perhaps move away on loan to somewhere he can play and develop.