Manchester United are looking likely to sign Victor Valdes on a two-year deal, according to The Express. The Spanish shot-stopper has been training at the club on-and-off since October, as he works his way back from a long-term injury to his knee.
Valdes is good friends with Louis van Gaal, and the pair look set to reunite as manager and player once again. The 32-year old has been available on a free transfer since his return to fitness, but its thought he was reluctant to join United if it meant playing backup to David de Gea.
Whether or not he knows that De Gea could potentially be leaving, or maybe Louis van Gaal has persuaded him to change his mind to get back into football – hopefully its the latter, and it’ll mean the end for both Ben Amos and Anders Lindegaard rather than David de Gea.
It’ll be great for United if we have two world class keepers on the books, particularly two whom speak the same language and can learn from each other. Valdes’ experience would be vital to David de Gea’s development, and he could certainly learn a lot from the Champions League winner.
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