Club Querétaro might be playing their last season in Liga MX after the sanctions imposed to them after the brawl that happened in Estadio Corregidora a couple weeks ago, when Gallos Blancos received Atlas for the round 9 of Clausura 2022.
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Although Liga MX determined that they wouldn’t disaffiliate Querétaro, they agreed that the franchise must be sold by the end of 2022, aside from returning it to their former owners, Jorgealberto Hank and Grupo Caliente, but given that they already have Xolos de Tijuana, they won’t be able to keep it.
Reports suggest that if the team is not sold before Apertura 2022 starts, they will relocate the franchise in Sinaloa, where they also have a team in Liga de Expansión, Mexico’s second flight, with the intention of promoting Dorados de Sinaloa to the top-tier division.
And with all the rumors of former Liga MX teams been linked to the acquisition of Gallos Blancos, it seems almost impossible that Querétaro will have a Liga MX team for next season. Although that might change if Ronaldinho agrees to buy his former team.
He wants to have a soccer team
Ronaldinho has said in the past that he wants to remain involved in the soccer industry by buying a team that can be used as an outlet for young prospects to showcase their talents, and with Querétaro being on the market, it would make sense for him to buy it.
According to reports, Querétaro’s worth is around $22 million, but its value will increase if added to worth of the roster and other assets, which will set the price at $50 million. Ronaldinho’s fortune is worth $100 million, which could mean he’s able to buy it, but he won’t have to do it alone as there’s another player that will be interested in investing with him.
Who is the other player that could associate with Ronaldinho?
Former Manchester United and Club Querétaro right-back, Antonio Valencia is also interested in acquiring a team, and given that his last club before retiring was Gallos Blancos, he could join Ronaldinho in the pursue of keeping the team in Liga MX.
According to reports from the newspaper El Comercio de Ecuador, Antonio Valencia already started his pursue of investing in soccer clubs by acquiring Tumbaco Antonio Valencia AV25, a semi-professional Ecuadorian team.