VALCI Junior was hoping to make an impact when he signed with Perlis last season, but what he got in return was not what he had expected from a professional club.
The 32-year-old Brazilian said he was traumatised by the ill-treatment he received from the Northern Lions.
He even filed a case against the Premier League side with Fifa.
“It was my worst experience as a player. I did not receive any money. I even had to leave my hotel as the club did not settle the bill,” claimed Junior.
“If that wasn’t bad, I even had to ask my family to pay for my return flight ticket to Brazil. This episode has painted a negative picture on the M-League for me.”
Valci, who scored a goal for Perlis in their opening match against UKM FC in February last year, is currently with India’s Minerva Punjab FC.
He is still waiting for Perlis to settle his salary arrears.
“I joined the club (Perlis) in January last year on a one-year contract. However, I left Malaysia after they were banned from the league.
“I had no choice as I together with the other foreign players were told to leave the hotel, that we were staying in, as the club failed to pay them, in March last year.
“If you ask me whether I would consider playing in the M-League again, it would be difficult to return unless I am guaranteed my salary. It was a very bad experience.”
Valci claimed that former PFA president Datuk Ahmad Amizal Shaifit Ahmad Rafie never indicated to the players that the club were going through financial issues.
“He never said anything and didn’t try talking to us. He was hiding the truth from us.
“Other PFA officials also did not say anything,” he said.
The striker said he was not an unreasonable person and if PFA’s new administration want to negotiate, he would sit and listen.
“I want them to know that we can negotiate. I would like to seek advice on how to proceed with this,” he added.
Perlis are now serving a ban by Fifa after failing to settle Valci’s outstanding remunerations of US$95,700 (RM388,894).