The Colombian spread a strong message after it was confirmed that he will not be able to play again until 2021.
Juan Fernando Quintero will not be able to play during this 2020 in China, since he closed the book of passes in the Asian country. On September 3, the Colombian had left River to sign with Shenzhen Kaisa, but he still did not have a work visa. This Thursday was a decisive day for his future. And at the end of the day Juanfer provided a strong message on the networks.
“Friends, good evening. Why are you making so much controversy? Everyone does what they want with their lives and more with their decisions,” he wrote Juanfer, in what seemed a clear response to those who questioned his decision to bet on the transfer to Chinese football.
In hours in which it is logical to wonder if he was confused in leaving River to go to a destination where he will finally not be able to play in 2020, Quintero continued: “I do it to clarify. I am happy and that is what matters. I do not seek acceptance . I am and always will be me. Blessings, “he posted on his Twitter account.
In River they are still expectant. They are waiting for Quintero to at least be able to travel to China and complete medical studies before signing his new contractual relationship, even though it is already ruled out for this year’s competition. Once this happens, in Núñez they will begin to receive the dollars agreed for the transfer (which in total would leave the club about US $ 10 million net). Now, what will happen to Juanfer will be a mystery.
Shenzhen has its foreign quotas covered with South Korean Song Ju-Hun, Iranian reinforcement Morteza Pouraliganji, Norwegian Ole Selnaes, Colombian Harold Preciado and Nigerian John Mary. He even had to displace Swiss Blerim Dzemaili and naturalized French Congolese Thievy Bifouma from his squad, since he is only allowed to score five foreigners. So, in the case of agreeing to his purchase, the Medellin player will not only have to wait for the market to reopen (it would only be in January 2021; FIFA has not yet published the dates): he also needs the club, managing by a Hong Kong holding company. Kong, free up another square for him.
The last game of Juanfer It had been on March 11 against Binacional, at the Monumental: he entered the final in 8-0 for the Copa Libertadores.