Twente capture Castaignos

Teenage frontman heads home after failing to make his mark at Inter

Luc Castaignos: Hoping to prove himself again in his homeland

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Luc Castaignos has returned to his native Holland with FC Twente after finding first-team football hard to come by at Inter Milan.

The highly-rated 19-year-old joined Inter last summer after forging a reputation at Feyenoord.

Inter secured his services with one eye on the future, but were unable to offer the youngster the opportunities he craves.

As a result, they have allowed him to head home in a €6million (£4.7m) deal.

Twente have swooped for Castaignos' services after offloading Luuk de Jong to Borussia Monchengladbach, and he is looking forward to shouldering goalscoring responsibility once again.

"I am going from Inter to Twente for €6million," Castaignos told FCInterNews.

"I signed a four-year contract, but I would prefer for the financial details to remain private.


"I came to Inter in order to show who Luc Castaignos really was and what I am capable of on a football field, but had very few opportunities to do that.

"In any case, I hope this year can be better for the Nerazzuri, because they do not deserve to experience another season like that.

"I chose Twente because I wanted to join a team where I knew I'd have a better chance of playing and improving."

FC Twente coach Steve McClaren is confident Castaignos can rediscover his best form in the Eredivisie.

He told Voetbal International: "The important thing is that we have a goalscorer, and that is what Castaignos is.

"It says something that the boy could score 15 goals in his first season at Feyenoord.

"In recent months we were trying to build a team around De Jong, but the players we've attracted will be very good alongside Castaignos."