The Unión Deportiva Las Palmas experienced mixed emotions last Monday when Marc Cardona scored the winning goal in the last minute against Celta, thanks to a masterful assist from Jonathan Viera. The Gran Canaria team experienced a crucial victory that moved them away from the relegation zone. However, just minutes after the game, Viera surprised everyone with statements that shook the foundations of the club.
The Las Palmas idol announced that his time on the team was coming to an end and that it was time to make way for young talents. Although there are still things to achieve in his career, Viera hinted at a possible transfer, which could end his fourth spell with the club. Despite having a contract until 2026, negotiations and financial compensation are on the horizon.
Jonathan Viera’s career has been a roller coaster. From his debut in 2010 with Las Palmas in the Second Division until his transfer to Valencia two years later, he has experienced ups and downs. Then, he played for Rayo Vallecano and Standard de Lieja before returning to Las Palmas, where he was a fundamental part of their promotion to La Liga. However, a lucrative offer from Beijing Guoan took him to China, but physical problems caused him to temporarily return to his parent club in 2019.
He returned to be the star of the Canary Islands team
His fourth stage began in 2021 when he decided to return to Las Palmas for less money but with a longer contract. Now, it seems that this stage will also come to an end. Throughout his career, Viera has left an indelible mark on the club and has contributed to his talent and leadership.