Lima, January 13, 2022Updated on 01/13/2022 06:17 pm
Juan Fernando Quintero’s adventure in China has come to an end and, according to the newspaper Olé, the Colombian is now a free player and will return to River Plate. These days, the midfielder is concentrating on working with his country’s selection for Sunday’s friendly against Honduras, but very soon, his arrival at the ‘Millionaire’ will be made official.
“‘Juanfer’ will play a friendly against Honduras in Miami and, in the first days of next week, he will be present at the Monumental offices to set the hook (it would be for two or three years)”The aforementioned medium reported in an article published on its website.
The 28-year-old athlete, after that, would join the preseason of the team led by Marcelo Gallardo in San Martín de los Andes. In this city, located in the northwest of Patagonia, the group is scheduled to train until Tuesday 18 of this month.
Quintero, who left River in 2020 amid much controversy to migrate to Chinese football, is fondly remembered by the fans of the Argentine club. For them, indelible is the goal he scored against Boca Juniors in 2018, in the final of the Copa Libertadores at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
“Life always demands of us, but I lost many things that people don’t know and I’m not interested in saying them … River’s world is strong, it takes you to the extreme, but that’s life. Today we see people we love and they leave, we have to live every day like this. River brings an emotional, physical and mental load that is strong, and that sometimes saturates you. That happened to me and that’s it .. “ Quintero declared, months later about his departure, in dialogue with ESPN.
After a discreet passage through Shenzen, fate would give Quintero an opportunity to write a new story in River. From now on, fans are looking forward to his signing as soon as possible and the official announcement made.