Leonardo Valencia He was one step away from returning to Chilean football. Almost a company to turn into a reinforcement Circuit Circuit. However, negotiations took place at the last minute, hours after the leaflet was closed.
The player, who became an obsession at the University of Chile at the beginning of the year, now has an uncertain future. And so its continuity in Brazil is beyond Botafogo's expectations.
The call to Muse
The negotiations with Colo Colo began precisely with the interest of the current club of Leonardo Valencia. President Nelson Mouffarey calls on Aníbal Mosa to directly offer footballer. "It was a very attractive proposal," they explain from Black and White.
The club had already consulted with Valencia in January 2019. However, on that occasion he did not intend to convey: "He is an important player for us," they said from Brazil. And of course, 2018 was a protagonist when he played 49 games.
However, the scenario has changed this year: the player lost important with Eduardo Baroque. He plays hard and the club strives to cut monthly costs. In this context, they have remembered the old interest since Kolo Kolo.
Colo Kolo's doubts and controversial clause
Marcelo Espina has taken the lead in negotiations, despite some executives' doubts. "We thought it was contradictory with our speech to cut the composition and give the young people more opportunity at home, they are assured by the concessionaire. However, together with Mario Salas, they decided it would be an exceptional case.
It was clear to the black and white that, despite the aforementioned, Valencia was "great reinforcement, with negotiations that fit us". Or so it seemed until Wednesday night, when the operation was frustrated.
Agent Fernando Jelicevic has asked the player to have an exit clause of just $ 500,000 if he wants to leave next year. Far below what Colo Colo will pay for Valencia this week. That is, if you had it for one semester, the album box could lose a millionth.
Anabal Mosa made it clear in his conversation with agriculture: “There are people who do not understand that Colo Colo is an exhibition of value. Circuit Circuit is not for them to come and do business, make a pass and the club is looking for you, "he said. And so the failed negotiations were closed, minutes before the end of the market.