Millonarios had recently hired a new manager, Jorge Luis Pinto, and he has already been training the team for the past two weeks. The players and the coaching staffs will continue training until December 13 and will resume on January 3rd of 2019. Henry Rojas, Janeiler Rivas, and Anier Figueroa had all left the team before the new manager started to train the whole squad including the loanees from Valledupar and some youngsters from the U20 squad.
On Monday night, Millonarios FC officially announced Felipe Jaramillo as their first signing of this winter transfer window. The 22 years old defensive midfielder is coming from Leones on loan with an option to purchase at the end of 2019.
The Antioqueño midfielder spoke with Millonarios International about his transfer to Millonarios and what this move meant to him:
What do you consider to be your greatest strength in football?
“I think my greatest strength in football is my passion because I love this, and I was destined to do this. I play with joy on the field, and I’m always eager to win matches.”
What can Felipe Jaramillo contribute to Millonarios?
“As a player, I can contribute to leadership and security in the midfield. I can also help the team when the ball is in the air, and I also can shoot from long distance, but the most important thing is the leadership on the field and helping my teammates.”
What are your aspirations for this 2019 with the Ambassadors?
“I’m well aware that the team needs to win a title in 2019 with my team. I aspire to win a spot in the starting lineup and become a valuable player. I want to make a good presentation and help a lot the team to reach its’ objectives and also to help them qualify for international competitions.”
When did the conversation start with Millonarios?
“The conversation with Millonarios started about a month ago, and there were a lot of rumors, but we were able to finalize the deal last Monday. Thursday of that same week, I traveled to Bogota and did my medical examinations, and everything came out well. I signed the contract on Friday.”
Can you tell us the details of this transfer?
“The only thing I can say is that it’s a loan with an option to purchase and if they activate the option to purchase clause then the contract will automatically turn to a three years contract with Millonarios.”
What motivated you to join this club besides from coming to a big team like Millonarios?
“Well, the truth is that there were several offers including teams like La Equidad and Independiente Medellin but what motivated me to join Millonarios was the fact that it was a big team with a rich history. It’s a good challenge for me because it’s about helping Millonarios return to the top places in the standing in the league and the international competitions.”
In what positions can you play to help the team on the pitch?
“I am polyfunctional on the field. I played as right back, and winger but my two strongest positions are defensive midfielders and center back.”
Based on this interview, the player showed that he is humble and is well aware of what he wants to do with Millonarios in 2019. He will be responsible for overcoming the challenges of being part of this big club.
Soon he will start training with the rest of the squad and continue preparing for the friendly matches in January that will take place in Bogota. The club administrators will keep looking for more players to add f0r this current squad.
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