Contract termination: Antonio Valencia returning to Europe?


The contract of former Man United captain Antonio Valencia with LDU Quito has been terminated.

The former Red Devils player only left the Old Trafford about 12 months ago after having 339 appearances at the Old Trafford before returning to his homeland of Ecuador with LDU Quito.

The Coronavirus pandemic that is ravaging the world has affected the club and its finance, they will no longer be able to meet with the contract agreement with Antonio Valencia, reason why it was terminated.

Valencia played 28 games for LDU Quito, scoring one goal and providing two assists before the latest development.

The club made it known that the decision was reached after mutual talks with the player over the issue.

Antonio Valencia is now a free player who still seek to continue his football career, even at age 35 as there are no expectations that he would retire anytime soon.

It is, therefore, believed that Europe will be his next destination and will be available in the summer transfer window.

Hopefully, EPL clubs will still come begging for his signature.

Major concerns about his fitness would be his only barrier to getting a new club as he has not played for the past four months.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.