Jorge Valdivia, apparently, will fulfill the rest of his contract at Colo Colo. Despite the constant information that brought him to Santos from Brazil, "10" got bad news from the mouth of coach Jorge Sampaoli.
"They are friends and it's very important in the event of a future transfer," said Santos President Santos Jose Carlos Perez, to leave, really opened the possibility of seeing the "Wizard" back in Samba.
And it was exactly this friendship that once again strengthened the links between the player and the coach who returned it to La Roya. Trust that motivates Valdivia to be assured of the security that can be put into a new house, in his long career for more than 16 years in professionalism.
According to the confirmation of the Fourth from Brazil, Valdivia contacted the tribe of Casilda, Argentina, and asked him rightly whether it was true that he had an interest in having his services at "O Peixe".
In the conversation, the former Alichelle coach explained the scope of the new project that tied the Paulista championship.
He also made it clear to the player of Colo Colo that, as they said before, Santos leaders are a fully valid player for the required tournament, but despite that, it was a risk to continue the reinforcement of 35 years back in the country five times world champion.
In the same way, Don Sampa also explained that the finances of the port were not the best. Even the fact that Libertadores did not play in 2019 further complicates the budget to pay for the services of a player who charges in Colo Colo $ 1.2 million a year.
But DT was not quite clear in his responses and in the same communication he warned that this was not the final decision on this issue.
In an immediate term, "Wizard" has another year of agreement with the team that Mario Salas directs today. And although the club's opinions are divided in their continuity, the talented public did not say that he wants to leave now, albeit at a low level.
The fact that "it saves" such a high salary – the highest in Chilean football – gives an argument to its slanderers to see it far from the Monumental. The player is also not comfortable and is waiting for the news from Brazil to make a decision.
And although Santos was not the only one on the list, other teams could have the same reasons as Sampaoli. It remains to be seen.