The Carlos Valdes transfer saga may finally come to a close today.
Antena 2 Deportes, a Colombian news outlet, has reported that Millonarios are near a resolution on signing Valdes. Millonarios have jumped out in front of other teams for Valdes’ signature, as Antena 2 is reporting that the negotiations have become advanced, signaling a possible deal today.
Millonarios first came onto the radar as a competitor for Valdes’ rights last week, but had seemed to fall out of favor when Argentine club San Lorenzo moved into the front of the pack this weekend.
The club is a rival of Santa Fe, which was Valdes’ team prior to moving to the Philadelphia Union and the team he was on loan with in 2013. Brown Lugo, who helped translate for Kessler Reports, had this to say about Valdes moving from Santa Fe to Millonarios:
It’s not that big of a deal because there weren’t any problems, but it’s like someone from Philly going to the Cowboys or Redbulls. People will see him in a completely different way.
Valdes’ push to move away from the Union was confirmed by Antena 2 to be coming from his desire to keep on the radar of Jose Pekerman, Colombia’s national team manager, ahead of the 2014 World Cup. The center back has become a fringe player for the country’s 23-man roster for Brazil.