Venezuelan Soteldo reaches an agreement with the Gremio to continue in Brazil

SAO PAULO.- He Venezuelan international Yeferson Soteldo will play the 2024 season with the Porto Alegre Guild of Brazil, where it arrives on loan from him Saints of Sao Paulowhich was relegated to the second division of Brazilian football for the first time in its legendary history, the gaúcho club reported this Friday.

Guild announces that it has reached an agreement with the Saints and Soteldo to have the attacker on loan for a season. The player will be the first Venezuelan to defend the colors of the Tricolor,” said the club. Porto Alegre (south), in a statement.

Soteldo, 26, won the affection of the ‘Peixe’ fans for his talent and his outstanding performance in the runners-up of the Copa Libertadores 2020where he lost the final with Palmeiras.

He arrived in the port city of the state of Sao Paulo in 2019, from Chilean soccer (Huachipato and University of Chile), although since then he had steps through toronto of the MLS in 2021 and the Tigers of Mexico in 2022.

He was the owner of the ’10’ shirt, immortalized by Peleand a hierarchy name within the Saintsa team weakened by years of financial, sporting and institutional crises.

This year he had differences with the former coach, Paulo Turra, for which he was temporarily separated from the squad, and he could do little to avoid the historic fall to Serie B in December.

Saintsowner of his pass, foresees the departure of some of his main players to alleviate the salary burden.

Capped with the vinotinto on 39 occasions (he scored four goals and gave eight assists), Soteldo will join one of the great teams in Brazilwhich had a surprising performance in its return to the first category in 2023.

A history in Brazil:

Led by the Uruguayan striker Luis Suarezwho left the team at the end of the Brasileirao, the gaúchos were runners-up and will compete in the group stage of the 2024 Copa Libertadores.

Guild fell to second in 2021, the year in which it last played in the main club tournament of Americawhich he won in 1983, 1995 and 2017.

He is also a two-time champion of Brazil (1981, 1996) and won the Intercontinental Cup in 1983.