The Gallos Blancos board of directors is satisfied with the contribution offered by the former Manchester United player
MEXICO — The impact of Antonio Valencia on Querétaro has been such that the club’s board is already proposing a contract extension for the Ecuadorian footballer.
Manuel Velarde, sports president of the Queretaror, stated in an interview for ESPN that “we are very happy and trying to extend the commitment with him because we believe that it has been a fundamental part of what we have achieved, not only in results but in our day-to-day work, we have been talking with him to reach an agreement I think he has to play at least a year and a half more, but he has the real thermometer ”.
Recently, the Ecuadorian said at a press conference that Gallos would be the last team of his professional career, what Velarde He pointed out “for us it is a pride that someone from his career considers our club to be the club where he can retire, we are trying to reach an agreement so that he can retire and then we would love for him to stay collaborating with the sports part of the club ”.
The link between Valencia and Querétaro was initially for one year and the intention of the board of directors is to extend it for another: “The idea is that before the start of the next tournament we can have a contract extension with him.”
The board did not expect such a rapid adaptation and due to the 2020 minimal activity that the player had, had thought to take it little by little “when Toño arrived we had a work plan designed for him, differentiated from the group’s preseason and he arrived and said “Put me on the same page” and the truth is that it has been a pleasant surprise “.
According to Velarde, the role of Valencia Within the team he has been increasing little by little and has become an example for the younger elements “his role as leader has been growing, Toño is a guy who you realize has a great important background because he has been very respectful With the leaders who were already in the squad and little by little with his daily work, effort and experience, he has gained this role of natural leader that is a captain that due to his career and background has to be, he talks a lot with young people and in the day to day demands ”.
The Ecuadorian has only missed one game of Guardianes 2021 due to a suspension for the red card he received against MazatlánIn 12 games, all of them as a starter, he only came out of exchange once and has scored a goal.