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Rueda: Carlos Valdes Loan To Santa Fe Is For Six Months Or It Won't Happen

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Colombian journalist Diego Rueda tweeted that the Carlos Valdes loan deal would send the defender to Santa Fe for six months, or it won't happen.

Rob Carr

Reports have put Carlos Valdes in Santa Fe, awaiting Philadelphia Union approval, but the supposed terms of the loan may kill off any chance of the player and his former team receiving permission for the deal.

Colombian journalist Diego Rueda tweeted today that the Valdes loan deal would send the defender to Santa Fe for six months, or it won't happen.

"The defender Carlos Valdes reached an agreement with Santa Fe, but [they] lack the approval of the MLS," Rueda originally tweeted.

Rueda added in the tidbit about the terms of the proposed loan after a fan asked whether or not it would be like Theirry Henry's six week loan to Arsenal.

"For an entire semester or just for the three months of the MLS break?" the fan asked Rueda.

"[It] is for six months or not happen," Rueda responded back.

With the Union's recent acquisition of Jeff Parke, the team could conceivably get by without Valdes until the summer, with Bakary Soumare and Amobi Okugo able to start alongside of the former Seattle Sounder.

The purpose of any loan during the offseason for Valdes would be to keep him in the Colombian National Team picture prior to the start of the 2013 Major League Soccer regular season. Valdes has earned himself multiple starts for his country since being named captain of the Union.