Alajualense’s Media Director confirmed today that Houston has the final decision on the Jamaican’s return to Costa Rica
Photo credit: Cristian Inoferio/RGVFC
By Edson Ochoa | With information from La Nacion and Teletica
Alajuela, Costa Rica – Maalique Foster‘s next destination is dependent on the Houston Dynamo, confirmed Ferlin Fuentes, Liga Deportiva Alajuelense‘s media director, in a press conference today.
The ‘Jamaican Messi’, as he is most commonly known, is currently playing for the Rio Grande Valley FC Toros, where he has scored 3 goals and given 4 assists in 11 games.
Foster is also currently called up for the ‘Reggae Boyz’ for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
His loan with the Toros is due to end on July 30, when he must report back with Alajuelense to learn whether he will stay with ‘the Lions’ or will be loaned out to another team, as other reports suggest.
In the Costa Rican league, teams can only call 4 foreign born players to the 18 man game day roster. Currently, Alajuelense has 5 foreigners in their roster: Róger Rojas, Luis Garrido, Alex López, Henry Figueroa, and Facundo Zabala.
Therefore, Alajuelense would be forced to release one of these players if they decide to keep Maalique Foster.
In the last couple days, there were reports coming out of Costa Rica, that Asociación Deportiva Santos is interested in acquiring Maalique Foster on a loan once he returns from RGVFC.
Per Teletica, Ferlin Fuentes confirmed in a press conference that a loan option for Maalique is possible, but not likely.
The option (for a loan to Santos) is there, but the American club (Houston Dynamo) has to agree with it as well.Ferlin Fuentes on a possible loan for Maalique Foster
In other words, if Alajuelense decide to loan out Foster again, the Houston Dynamo would be given priority to extend his loan for 6 more months.
The Jamaican has proven to be an important piece in Gerson Echeverry‘s lineup with the Toros, however, even with this report, his future in the Rio Grande Valley remains uncertain.
Until the summer transfer window arrives and Liga Deportiva Alajuelense make an official decision, any conclusions drawn would merely be speculation on our end.
In the meantime, let’s enjoy his skills with the ‘Reggae Boyz’ in the Gold Cup and upon his return to the RGVFC Toros after the tournament.