Monarcas Morelia bet on the magic of Jorge Valdivia to conquer the MX League

Between track and riddles, Monarcas de Morelia announced the incorporation of experienced midfielder Jorge “El Mago” Valdivia for the Clausura 2020.

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The puerepechas were giving clues in their official Twitter account of their new reinforcement. The first video he published had the legend: “A new trick is being prepared”, On the other hand, in a second publication a letter was shown, accompanied by the text:“ Choose a letter ”, with which they referred to the nickname of the footballer who is known as“ The Magician ”.

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Selected Chilean, champion of America, World Cup… There is a new Magician in the city. Jorge Valdivia. Welcome to Morelia, ”reads the Morelia franchise account.

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Other Chilean players that are in the organization are: Rodrigo Millar, Ariel Uribe and Sebastián Vegas.

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The wizard will match again Pablo Guede, who is now Morelia’s coach, since he was under his orders in the Colo Colo in the 2017 and 2018 season. Guede is in charge of the organization of the Monarchs since the Opening 2019

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Valdivia, 36, he adds his eighth team in his career and the fifth nation in which he plays. It should be noted that it is the first time he will play in Mexico.

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Other nations in which he has played are: Spain (Vallecano Ray), Switzerland (Servette), Brazil (Palmeiras), United Arab Emirates (Al Ain and Al-Wahda), and in his native Chile (University of Concepción and Colo Colo).

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He debuted in 2003 with the University of Concepción as a whole and with 20 years he emigrated to play in the second Spanish division. And it was with Colo Colo that he debuted.

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Before the Purépecha team arrived, the player played the last three tournaments (2017-2019) with the Colo Colo franchise, with which he played 53 games, five goals and gave 14 goal passes.

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In that period he won from National tournament and Super Cup in 2017. Other championships accumulated was with the Palmeiras in 2006 and three titles with Al Ain.

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With the Selection of Chile accumulates 58 games and was part of the team that won the 2015 Copa América.

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Colo Colo did not renew El Mago’s contract because they did not reach an agreement regarding his salary. Colo Colo Vice President Harold Mayne-Nicholls said: “We had no way to pay what Valdivia wanted.”

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The Magician, according to local press reports, tenian the highest salary in the Chilean franchise, there is talk of about USD 78,503. Situation for which they chose to dispense with the services of the player.

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In the Chilean league, The Colo Colo organization’s staff is characterized by being the second with the highest value, with USD 15 million.

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While, The 36 year old player has a value of USD 725,366, according to portal data Transfermarkt

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The sports site Throw unveiled on January 2 that the Magician had reached an agreement for a salary close to USD 48,410, income that was very similar to his first stage with the franchise, with which he was champion in 2006.

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They also added that the player had talked with technical director Vanderlei Luxembourg. The Brazilian media indicated that the only obstacle was to agree on the extension of the contractValdivia waited for two years and the organization offered a year.

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