In the midst of the ongoing Liga BetPlay, the transfer market has already started buzzing with rumors and confirmations. Teams, whether out of competition or still vying for the championship, are already strategizing for the 2024 season. Among the most talked-about players is Colombian football star Teofilo Gutierrez.
Gutierrez's Expected Departure from Deportivo Cali
Known for his frequent team changes, Gutierrez is anticipated to be involved in yet another transfer. His current term with Deportivo Cali is seemingly drawing to a close, despite an existing contract until June of the following year. This speculation has been confirmed by Diego Rueda, journalist and director of El Vbar de Caracol Radio.
Gutierrez's Possible Move to Santa Fe
As per Rueda, Gutierrez will not continue his journey with Deportivo Cali and is set to join Independiente Santa Fe. This decision, it appears, is largely driven by the player's preference. If true, Gutierrez's shift to Santa Fe would mark the team's third acquisition for the 2024 season. The team has already signed Ricardo 'El Caballo' Marquez and Francisco Chaverra from Union Magdalena and Equidad, respectively.
As of now, the reasons behind Gutierrez's decision to not fulfill his contract with Deportivo Cali remain undisclosed. There have been no official statements either from the player himself or from the clubs involved. It is expected that any negotiations with Independiente Santa Fe will commence after Cali's participation in the ongoing Liga BetPlay is concluded.