Soteldo wants to be sold by Santos To play for the Toronto, Canada team.
The Venezuelan striker, in recent days, received an offer of $ 6 million (about 33.1 million Brazilian reals) to compete in MLS (Major League Soccer) for Toronto FC, and was encouraged.
to me GiveSotildo declared himself to Santos, remembering the good times he had at the club, but expressed his wish to be sold.
The club is going through a very critical economic situation. The offer by the Toronto FC team is very good for the club, it will help settle debts and it will also guarantee my future and the future of my family. I have three children. The world and football have changed because of the pandemic. While in many parts of the world, including Europe, dozens of clubs are failing, there was an offer from MLS that I couldn’t turn down – Soteldo said in a phone interview with GE.
– I spent an amazing two and a half years in Santos. Was a dream. I feel that I have grown up, appreciating what I’ve lived and given everything to the club. Responsibly use The 10 of the King (Pelé), play in a legendary stadium, feel the love of Santos fans … We had beautiful moments, like playing the Libertadores Final, and other very difficult moments, like spending months with uncertainty in order to collect and accumulate debt . But the love for the club and for this shirt was always above all – he added.
Sotildo reveals his desire to play for Toronto club – Photo: Evan Storty / Santos
However, Sotildo is counting on the release of two clubs: Santos and Huachipato, from Chile, who own 50% of their economic rights. Pixi is ready to negotiate with the striker, precisely because of the financial crisis he is going through, but the Chileans need convincing. Initially, they wanted more value than was offered.
I hope that the clubs that carry my sports and economic rights will reach an agreement and a solution soon. I sincerely ask you to resolve disputes promptly, for the benefit of everyone and my family – continued Sotildo, who has shown he is excited about the possibility of playing for Toronto FC.
– I’m excited to play for Toronto FC. They depend on me to fight for everything and be one of the players in the franchise. Canada is a beautiful country, and MLS has grown impressive. I am sure very soon it will be one of the strongest tournaments in the world. And I want to be part of that story.
While not negotiated, Soteldo is at the disposal of coach Ariel Hullan. The striker was not included in a match against Novresentino next Friday for the Paulista Championship at 10:15 pm (Brasilia time) due to the sequence of matches in a short time.
In the meantime, I will continue to do my best for Santos in all matches and training sessions. Do not let anyone doubt it. He added that I would love and thank Fisch all my life.