Camilo Sanvezzo leaves Vancouver Whitecaps FC for Mexican league

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UPDATE on Jan. 17, 2014:  Vancouver Whitecaps FC announced today that the club has transferred striker Camilo Sanvezzo to Mexico’s Liga MX side Queretaro Fútbol Club for a multi-million dollar fee. Per club and league policies, detailed terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“We have made the decision to part ways with Camilo Sanvezzo. In doing so, we were able to negotiate a club record transfer fee that will give us additional flexibility as we continue to build our club for the upcoming season and beyond,” said Whitecaps FC head coach Carl Robinson.

“We are pleased to report that we’ve come to an agreement with Camilo Sanvezzo and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. On behalf of our club, we sincerely regret our misunderstanding in regards to Camilo’s contract earlier in the process,” said Adolfo Ríos, Queretaro FC president.

Camilo, 25, joined Whitecaps FC on a preseason trial prior to the start of the club’s inaugural Major League Soccer campaign and officially signed with the club on March 17, 2011. The Brazilian made a total of 92 MLS regular season appearances with Whitecaps FC, recording 39 goals and registering 16 assists during that period.

Prior to his arrival in Vancouver, Camilo had spells with Oeste Paulista Esporte Club and Sport Club Corinthians in his native Brazil, Qormi FC in Malta, and Gyeongnam FC in South Korea.

Earlier reports:

ESPN Deportes is reporting that Camilo Sanvezzo is leaving Whitecaps FC to play for Querataro FC of the Mexican league.

If true, this is a huge blow to the team as Camilo led the club, and the league, in scoring last season, winning the MLS Golden Boot.

Here is the Google translation of the ESPN report:

After several weeks of negotiation by Camilo Sanvezzo Brazilian policy Gallos Blancos de Queretaro has managed to complete his move, so the Rio becomes the fourth foreign reinforce the team.

According to Ignacio Ambríz, helmsman of the hack box, the arrival of Sanvezzo was practically a fact for a couple of weeks ago, just waiting to tell his work visa, so that once the process is completed, Camilo sign with the club on Friday to arrive at the city of Queretaro on Saturday 4 January.

Brazilian striker ended his involvement with Vancouver Whitecaps after getting 22 touchdowns in the 2013 regular season in MLS. He played 2.418 minutes of play, made six goal assists as a starter and started in 27 of the 32 games in which he participated.

Sanvezzo joins Esteban Paredes (Chile), William Da Silva (Brazil) and Diego Guastavino (Uruguay) and foreign reinforcements with which, so far, has Gallos Blancos.

Note: We’re guessing the “22 touchdowns” means “22 goals.”

Peter Schaad, radio voice of the Whitecaps, had tweeted that the club’s communications department says the report has “no truth” to it.

 

 

Image: Bob Frid / Vancouver Whitecaps

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