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Charlotte FC could be looking to bring Colombian International Juan Fernando Quintero



According to Colombian news outlet Blog Deportivo, Charlotte FC has made an offer for the Colombian playmaker whose contract with River Plate expires at the end of the year.


The 29-year-old midfielder is currently playing with River Plate, but has saw time in Italy, Portugal, and France previously. This season for River Plate, he has started 10 out of 19 games scoring 1 goal and adding 5 assists. Quintero won the 2018 Copa Libertadores and the 2018 Supercopa Argentine with River Plate.

According to the report by Blog Deportivo, River Plate have been trying to renew the contract of Quintero, but Charlotte FC has put in a better economical offer to the player and Quintero is reportedly interested in playing in MLS. In his most recent match, Quintero received a red card for pushing the referee which could see him receive an additional suspension from the Argentine Primera División further putting the renewal of his contract in doubt and could potentially follow him to another league. The incident can briefly be seen in the video below.




Quintero has been capped by the Colombian National Team 31 times scoring 4 goals in those appearances. He has represented Colombia at the 2014 and 2018 World Cup. He was the first Colombian player to score in two World Cups.


At River Plate, Quintero has often played on the right of a midfielder three in a 4-3-1-2 formation. However, he has typically played in the attacking midfield role for previous clubs and for Colombia. He often takes corner kicks and set pieces.