West Brom young midfielder Quevin Castro seals loan move to Notts County

The academy midfielder will gain more senior football experience in the fifth tier.

West Bromwich Albion have confirmed academy midfielder Quevin Castro has joined National League side Notts County on loan until January.

The 21-year-old has already spent the beginning of the campaign on loan with League One club Burton Albion, where he made five appearances in all competitions for the Brewers.

He has now switched the Pirelli Stadium for Meadow Lane in search for more first team football.

Castro, who was born in Portugal, was part of the Baggies’ Premier League 2 team that won the Premier League Cup last season, featuring 15 times and scoring three goals.

West Brom youngster Quevin Castro is starting to attract interest from top European clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, Benfica and PSV ahead of the January window. The 20-year-old has been mainly featuring for the U23 side since joining the Baggies in the summer. (Football League World)

The midfielder has also featured for West Brom’s first team, making his debut in their 6-0 League Cup defeat to Arsenal on August 25 2021, while also featuring twice in the Championship last campaign.

Castro will wear the number 10 shirt at Notts County and is looking forward to testing himself in the fifth tier.

“At this stage of my career it’s all about getting more minutes in men’s football,” he told the Magpies after sealing his loan move.

“Working hard for the team out of possession is a big part of my game and if I can get on the same page as some of the other attacking players in the team, we’ll have a lot of fun.

“It’s always a great feeling when the fans respond to a trick or piece of skill, but first and foremost I want to be part of the team and earn my team-mates’ respect before showing that side of my game.

“I can see that this team will help me get a lot of opportunities in the final third – whether that’s to create or score – and that’s a real positive about coming here.

“Under the gaffer I can already tell I’m going to learn a lot. He’s very detailed in terms of where he wants me to be in and out of possession and, as a young lad, I think that’s what I need.

“I’m very excited to kick on and show how hard I’m willing to work for the club.”