'So underrated': Wolves fans pay tribute to Jonny after West Ham win

Wolves fans during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014 in Wolverhampton, England.

£15m left-back Jonny Castro Otto continues to fly under the radar at Premier League outfit Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Jonny Castro of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United at Molineux on December 04, 2019 in Wolverhampton, United...

With the magisterial Joao Moutinho, the irrepressible Raul Jimenez and the stylish Ruben Neves among his team-mates, it’s no wonder that Jonny Castro Otto continues to fly well under the radar at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

But you’d be hard pressed to find a regular Molineux match-goer who does not fully appreciate a Spanish Steady Eddie who has made the left-back spot his own since moving to England from Atletico Madrid a year and a half ago.

Jonny is hardly one of Wolves’ most naturally gifted players but he is the archetypal 7/10 man, a player whose standards never seem to drop regardless of the occasion or the opposition.

John Lundstram of Sheffield United and Jonny Castro of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United at Molineux on December...

The right-footed left-sider has been worth every penny of his £15 million transfer fee (Express and Star) and some well-deserved praise is long overdue.

Playing a key role in Wednesday’s 2-0 win against West Ham United, Wolves’ very own Mr Reliable has finally stepped out of the shadows and onto the main stage.

Jonny was typically dependable at the back against The Hammers but he’s getting better and better in the final third too, helping to set up Patrick Cutrone’s clinching strike with a brilliant, if rather uncharacteristic, foray down the flank.

It feels that we are only scratching the surface of how good Jonny can be.

Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-1 with Jonny Castro of Wolverhampton Wanderers during the UEFA Europa League group K match between...

 

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