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Porto’s 22 year-old midfielder, Andre Castro, has completed his loan move to Liga BBVA strugglers, Sporting Gijon. Castro has found playing time hard to come by at the Estadio Dragao. Castro played the past few seasons at Olhanense, and his performances were impressive enough to earn a call-up to the Porto first-team this season. He has since made most of his appearances from the bench. In order to get more playing time, Castro has left for La Liga relegation battlers Sporting Gijon on loan for the remainder of the season, without an option to buy. At the beginning of the loan negotiations, there was an option to buy, but I suppose Andre Vilas Boas has wised-up and decided that Andre Castro could be an asset to the team in the future.