Thought the whole Johan Venegas thing was behind us? Well, think again, friend.
The Pioneer Press’s Andy Greder is reporting that Johan Venegas threw some serious shade at the Minnesota United front office on Thursday.
Speaking through an interpreter, Venegas straight up said the club isn’t meeting its obligations.
“In (my) contract, (I) was promised certain things that even to this day they haven’t met,” he said.
In the words of United’s Twitter account, “Well now.”
That’s a pretty intense accusation, especially considering this is the guy that just made it back into the 18-man starting roster after being told to “stay away” from practice to cool his head.
As you can imagine, United Sporting Director Manny Lagos was none too pleased and responded in no uncertain words that the club is fulfilling all stipulations of the forward’s contract. He evidently also reached out to Venegas’ agent this week to better understand what’s going on.
Frankly, this whole ordeal feels like the actions of a player who expected a guaranteed starting spot and is instead benched in favor of a first-year rookie. Venegas had a lot of promise but showed some pretty uninspired play, especially when he felt deserving of a foul.
Will this be the final chapter in the Johan Saga? Or will we see his name join the already sizable list of possible trade bait for this summer’s transfer window? Sound off in the comments below.