Juan Fernando Quintero confirmed this Friday his return to River despite having at least two more offers, in both cases more succulent from the economic point of view than the one offered by the Millionaires, but which overcame history and the affection he feels for the club.
“I have made the decision to go to River. I want to thank you for your trust, I am very happy”, said the Colombian from his country, where he is after leaving China’s Shenzhen due to lack of payment, to play two friendlies with the coffee growers.
“We know that River always fights for important things. I have already had the opportunity to live the World River”, said the author of one of the most important goals in the history of the Núñez club, in the 2018 Copa Libertadores final against Boca. Finally, he pointed out: “I have affection and respect for my future teammates and coaching staff.”
Marcelo Gallardo reserved jersey No. 10 for Juanfer Quintero
The Colombian hitch Juan Fernando Quintero arranged his departure from the Shenzhen club, from China, He was released from action for lack of payment and in River they have already reserved the shirt with number 10 for him when he joins training.
Juanfer, who he will receive the emblematic shirt that he already wore before going to play in China in 2020 and that his compatriot Jorge Carrascal was wearing, will arrive in the country after the friendly of his national team against Honduras on January 16.
The club confirmed the agreement reached by the player’s representatives with the Chinese team, which in August of last year he paid nine million dollars for a three-year contract that he could not comply and therefore terminated the bond.
In any case, the arrival of the author of the second goal in the final in Madrid against Boca Junios in the final of the Copa Libertadores 2018 was already closed with River and only the way in which the new contract would be signed remained.
In another order, the Núñez club reopened the possibility of the arrival of Fabricio Bustos, since the agreement between the clubs was closed and details related to the end of the player’s contract with Independiente remained.