By CAITLIN MURRAY
After plenty of speculation about Camilo Sanvezzo’s next move, it appears he is set to leave Major League Soccer for Liga MX.
Querétaro’s official Twitter account posted Monday a picture of Camilo in the club’s jersey giving a thumbs up sign with the caption, “And Camilo Sanvezzo greets our fans.”
The Twitter announcement comes as a surprise after the Vancouver Whitecaps adamantly denied last week that Camilo was leaving for Mexico.
“There is no truth to the rumour,” the Whitecaps said in an issued statement Wednesday. “Camilo is currently under contract and we look forward to seeing him and the rest of the team for the start of our preseason camp later this month.”
Of course, if the Whitecaps are right and Camilo is still locked into a contract with the MLS club, it wouldn’t be the first time Querétaro got an announcement wrong.
Querétaro had released a statement on Dec. 10 that DaMarcus Beasley had completed a transfer to the Gallos Blancos. But a week later, the club said the Beasley deal had fallen through. Meanwhile, Beasley’s agent had denied all along the U.S. National Team defender was headed to Querétaro.
The photo of Camilo in the Gallos kit lends itself to the announcement appearing legitimate, but the Whitecaps responded shortly afterward, also on Twitter, saying: “Camilo is under contract with VWFC. The club is working with MLS on this matter.”
It would be a huge loss for the Whitecaps – Camilo scored 22 times last season and also had six assists in 32 matches, leading the league and earning a Golden Boot.
What do think of this news? What will the Whitecaps do without Camilo leading their attack? Is it possible Querétaro got it wrong again?
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