Report: Union's Valdes awaiting approval on Santa Fe loan

Like Fredy Montero, it may be just a matter of time until Philadelphia center back Carlos Valdés is headed back to Colombia on loan.

Rumors have been percolating for weeks surrounding a potential move as Valdés looks to stay fit and improve his standing with the Colombian national team ahead of CONMEBOL's upcoming World Cup qualifiers. On Wednesday, reports surfaced that Philadelphia had indeed recieved a loan offer for the center back from Copa Libertadores participants Sante Fe, as well as from two other undisclosed South American clubs.

However, Colombian radio network Antenna 2, which interviewed the former Santa Fe star on Tuesday, reported that Valdés is only waiting for league approval to complete the proposed year-long loan that includes a purchase option.

When contacted for comment by, the Union confirmed that Sante Fe had tabled an offer for Valdés, which the club was considering along with two others, but that no deal was in place.

One of those offers appears to be from Uruguayan power Nacional, whom Valdés named as an interested party during the interview with Antenna 2. Nacional are also participants in the upcoming Copa Libertadores group stage.


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