All Whites midfielder Marco Rojas wants an early exit from his contract with Chilean club Colo Colo.
Media reports in Chile say he has asked the club if he can leave in June, six months ahead of the expiration of his current contract.
Reports have speculated on the reasons for his request which include missing family members, getting insufficient game time and being out of favour with coaches.
Since joining Colo Colo in 2022, Rojas (31) has played 30 games, of which 16 were in the National Championship, and has scored one goal with five assists.
However, this year, he has played 167 minutes spread over three games in the championship and made one appearance in the Copa Chile.
When asked about Rojas, coach Gustavo Quinteros said in March:
“He can make more differences and be constant in the 90 minutes. He is a player who has many conditions, he can play inside or outside.
“He has made a difference when he has entered the second half .
“When he played, he always ended up asking for change or getting tired. It is a pending debt that he has to fulfil ninety minutes at maximum intensity.”
One report says Rojas’s appearance for the All Whites against China in March “did not go down very well with the coaching staff” after he had not trained for a couple of days, citing physical problems, ahead of the international window.
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