Chiumiento disappointed after Vancouver Whitecaps exit

Departed Vancouver Whitecaps winger Davide Chiumiento admits he is disappointed at having to leave the club.

Departed Vancouver Whitecaps winger Davide Chiumiento admits he is disappointed at having to leave the club.

The 27-year old has returned to Switzerland to join FC Zurich and has spoken about his desire to remain with Vancouver but the Whitecaps failed to offer him a long-term deal.

“Of course [I’m disappointed],” Chiumiento told MLSsoccer.com.

“I mean, as a player, I would have loved to have stayed here. It’s a great place to play football because people here love soccer also now. It’s really growing and it’s a beautiful place to live.

“But I have to see for my future, but I didn’t feel they – I don’t know how to say, but I felt it was the best decision for me. That’s football.”

He added: “It’s not just about money. I could have stayed even for less here, but it has to be something where I can be happy.

“When you’re 27, you have to look for your future. It wasn’t all about money, it’s about trying to make a player happy who wants to stay, and that’s it.”

 
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