Mario Yepes reveals that he has turned down several offers from South America, in order to stay in Europe.
The veteran defender’s contract with Atalanta expired this summer, but is in the sights of a number of teams after he impressed for Colombia at the World Cup.
And the centre-back has claimed that he wants to stay in Europe for family reasons.
“I want to thank the Independiente owners and the fans, but I decided to say no,” he told America & Closs.
“At this time, I want to give priority to my family. I will make any decision related to my children and their schooling.
“I rule out a return to South America.”
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