Brazilian agent Lucas Teixeira says his client, striker Camilo Sanvezzo, is not seeking a return to the Vancouver Whitecaps.
VANCOUVER, BC – The agent for former Whitecaps FC striker Camilo Sanvezzo has released a statement claiming his client is happy at Mexican club Queretaro FC.
The 25-year-old's future has been the subject of recent speculation on Canada's west coast, despite the goalscorer completing a multi-million dollar transfer to Los Gallos Blancos back in January.
In late February, it emerged that Camilo and his Queretaro teammates were not being paid by the club, with the Mexican government having seized control of the Liga MX outfit as part of a fraud investigation into Oceanografia - the oil services company owned by the club's owner Amado Yáñez.
With uncertainty over the future of Queretaro in Mexico's top flight, reports out of Vancouver on Thursday suggested that last season's MLS Golden Boot winner is now "desperate" to make a return to the Blue & White, despite the acrimonious nature of his offseason departure from Vancouver.
In an official statement released on Saturday, Camilo's agent Lucas Teixeira refuted suggestions that his client is keen to return to the Whitecaps, insisting Camilo is looking forward to the new Liga MX campaign with Los Gallos Blancos.
"At no time has Camilo been desperate to return to Vancouver," Teixeira said a written statement from his player agency FootballBrazil Ltd. "He is professional and has a contract with Los Gallos Blancos. The Queretaro team directors and president give full support to the player and his family.
"Both Camilo and FootballBrazil have full confidence and support of the administration of Queretaro president Adolfo Rios. His team has done an excellent job leading the club, even in adverse situations that have been out of their control.
"Camilo has a great affection for Vancouver Whitecaps fans and the club, but at the moment, it is totally unfounded that there is a possibility of a return (to Vancouver). Camilo is happy at Queretaro and anxious to start the 2014 Apertura tournament."