Man City star set for departure as 'clubs outside of WSL' circle

Deyna Castellanos is set to depart Manchester City. Cr. Getty Images.Deyna Castellanos is set to depart Manchester City. Cr. Getty Images.
Deyna Castellanos is set to depart Manchester City. Cr. Getty Images. | Getty Images
Venezuelan forward Deyna Castellanos is set to depart Manchester City, according to reports.

Manchester City forward Deyna Castellanos is on the verge of departing the Women's Super League (WSL) giants with various club vying for her signature.

According to a report from the BBC, the Venezuelan has a number of suitors from outside the WSL that are interested and that could see the star depart the club after only 18 months in England.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 24-year-old arrived at City from Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2022 and featured in 19 league games for the club, scoring once. This season, however, she has struggled to make an impact, appearing just five times in the WSL and playing just 40 minutes of football since mid-November. The big name signing of Jill Roord in the summer also pushed her further down the pecking order.

It is understood several American clubs hold an interest in the forward, with the NWSL a likely destination as her time on the blue side of Manchester comes to an end. The departure of Castellanos could also see Gareth Taylor step up his interest in Irish international midfielder Denise O'Sullivan, who the have held an interest in over the last couple of months.

Formerly of Scottish champions Glasgow City, O'Sullivan's contract at North Carolina Courage comes to a close at the end of the NWSL season and a number of WSL clubs have shown an interest in the Cork born midfielder, with City thought to be one of the frontrunners for her signature.

Manchester City return to action after the mid-season break this weekend as they travel north to face Championship side Durham in Women's FA Cup action.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.