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Yeferson Soteldo's desperate request to let him go to MLS

The Venezuelan wants to leave the Brazilian club to play for Toronto FC. 

Yeferson Soteldo
Yeferson Soteldo

The Santos midfielder Yeferson Soteldo asked the club to accept the offer from Toronto FC, which plays in Major League Soccer, in the days prior to the duel against Boca Juniors for the second date of group C of the Copa Libertadores in La Bombonera. "The club is going through a very critical economic situation. The offer that came from Toronto FC is very good for the club, it will help resolve debts and will also guarantee my future and that of my family. I have three children", Soteldo told Globo Esporte from Brazil.

Toronto offered six million dollars for the Soteldo pass, one of the best offensive cards of the team led by Argentine Ariel Holan. "The world and football have changed because of the pandemic. Although in many parts of the world, including Europe, dozens of clubs are failing, there was an offer from the MLS that I cannot refuse," insisted the midfielder of the Venezuelan national team. football.

Soteldo, 23, arrived in Santos in 2019 and earned a place in the institution with the number "10" jacket, the same one worn by the legendary Pelé. "Using the King's 10 (Pelé) responsibly, playing in a mythical stadium, feeling the affection of the Santos fans was a dream," said Soteldo, one of the figures when Peixe eliminated Boca in the semifinals of the Copa Libertadores last.

And he pointed out: "We had beautiful moments, such as playing the final of the Libertadores, and other very difficult ones, such as spending months with uncertainties to collect and accumulate debts. But love for the club and for this shirt has always been above all".

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