Luis Baquedano, general manager of Unión Española, revealed that everything was ready for signature and incorporation of the ‘Magician’ into the colony box, but the 37-year-old at the last minute said no to the ‘Reds’. «It’s not a good element,» he said.
Luis Baquedano, general manager of Unión Española, announced this Friday the last-minute failure of negotiations to sign experienced national midfielder Jorge Valdivia.The Hispanic manager revealed that everything was ready for signature and the incorporation of the ‘Magician’ into the colony box, but the 37-year-old last-minute said no to the ‘Reds’.» He’s not ready anymore, he didn’t keep his word. We were closed, the exams were missing and signing the contract when he said no,» Baquedano said in dialogue with RedGol.» (He gave no explanation. Our position is that when a player does not keep his word and leaves an institution like ours, with which it was closed, the conclusion that one draws and is clear is that it was not a good element,» he added annoyedly. Even the regent went further by indicating that «here we are looking for good footballers and real professionals, he showed us that it is not a good element for us». The ‘Mago’ will not reach jorge Pellicer’s squad, which prepares what will be the first leg of the second qualifying phase of the Copa Libertadores against Independiente del Valle de Ecuador, to be played on Tuesday, March 9 at the Santa Laura Stadium.