By - IRraymaker
As much as I love him it’s what we had to do. Protect the young core. There’s no way he gets drafted, as he’ll likely retire either way
Obviously, but I also have feelings and wanted to post this gif.
This will be me to Charlotte if they pick him. In that case I hope he just retires and joins our FO
Not sure if Valeri would take up an international spot, but I think Charlotte has burned most of their international availability. So it will be a high risk move if they pick up Valeri given his salary and age.
He does not
We all love Diego, but protecting him would not be smart. If rumors are to be believed he's either retiring or heading back to Lanus. I don't think he'd be interested in playing for another MLS team and based on his play this season I'm not sure Charlotte would want him. He's a big name to people who know the league, but he's not a big enough name to draw in non-soccer people.
If they do pick him Charlotte instantly becomes Portland's second most hated team.
Michael Shersby: What steps has the Prime Minister.. taken to prevent Diego Valeri from leaving?
John Major: Uh.. yes. what exactly is the right gentleman talking about, and who is Diego Valeri?!
Michael Shersby: He is an attacking midfielder for the Portland Timbers! And if he leaves, it will be be bloody awful!
This mp4 version is 95.42% smaller than the gif (1.12 MB vs 24.48 MB).
*Beep, I'm a bot.* [FAQ](https://np.reddit.com/r/anti_gif_bot/wiki/index) | [author](https://np.reddit.com/message/compose?to=MrWasdennnoch) | [source](https://github.com/wasdennnoch/reddit-anti-gif-bot) | v1.1.2
If charlotte picks him up I’ll never forgive our FO.
I would. If someone wants to help him continue playing, I'm on board for it, whether it's Charlotte or Forge FC. Diego is a legend who won't get minutes with us next year. Letting him go somewhere else is respectful, imo. We'll (the army) recognize him no matter where and when he retires.
That’s true. I just selfishly want him to retire with us. Regardless he only has a year or so left.
I think he will “retire” with us. Same way RodWal did. Portland means a lot to Diego. He means a lot to us.
If Charlotte picks him I have no clue what they’re thinking, it would be a pretty awful pick