Carmelo Valencia does not go with Junior anymore. The striker did not finally reach an agreement with the rojiblanco team to extend his contract, that ended on June 30, and thus ends his fleeting stage as a shark.
The Chocoano attacker He said goodbye to the fans with a message published on his Instagram account.
“Today I want to thank God second to life and Junior from Barranquilla for opening the doors of this great institution to me, Give thanks to Professor Comesaña for always trusting me, thanks to each of my colleagues, coaching staff, medical staff and props for all the contribution they gave to my personal and professional growth, ”wrote the player.
Carmelo, 35, assured that He leaves sad for not having shown his potential during his short visit to Barranquilla.
“I say goodbye sad because I could not show my full potential, but I’m leaving calm because I always tried to give everything for these colors (…) Thanks to all the fans for the love they gave me in such a short time, I wish them the best and I want them to know that they will always be in my heart.
The Chocoano striker thanked Comeña for the trust they always placed in him, despite not being a rigorous Junior starter.
“He was the first person who gave me the opportunity, gave me the confidence and until the last moment we kept hoping to reach an agreement with the managers. I had not felt as supported as I felt with him, in all the matches he took me into account despite not being a starter, ”he said in dialogue with Win Sports.
Carmelo tells how the negotiation process took place and assures that for now he will settle in Medellín where he will wait for an offer from any Colombian soccer club.
“A month ago they made the proposal to me, I submitted my counterproposal, but we did not reach an agreement. Today my contract ended and they tell me they did not agree. I’m leaving sad for not being able to show all my talent, ”he said.
“I know the situation we are going through – due to the pandemic – I want to come to Medellín to be with my family. There are teams that have called, but out of respect for Junior I didn’t open up to anything. I will continue preparing myself and I think I will be playing in Colombia ”, he concluded.
Valencia only managed to play 276 minutes in 8 games and scored 1 goal for the national rent. In the Copa Libertadores only acted 17 minutes.