Japan’s FC Tokyo have made an offer to former Colombian international Carmelo Valencia, Sponichi reported on Tuesday.
The 30-year-old has spent the last two seasons with Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda, scoring 21 goals in 55 appearances. According to the report, Valencia’s contract was not renewed at the end of the 2014 season and he is currently a free agent.
However, Colombian media reported over the weekend that the player was set to return to China after declining an offer from local first-division side La Equidad.
With three senior caps to his name, the right-footed striker could be a significant boost to the capital city club’s offensive power after their winter sale of Brazilian striker Edu to Jeonbuk Motors.
Tokyo will open their J1 League campaign at Gamba Osaka on March 7.