Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes has had a difficult time at Manchester United since joining the club in January. His agent says that Valdes will leave in January.
Valdes, 33, has an impressive resume that includes six La Liga titles and three Champions League titles from his years with Barcelona. But he’s only made two appearances in the United shirt. There has been rumblings that he fell out with manager Louis van Gaal, and with van Gaal not giving Valdes a squad number this season along with bringing in Sergio Romero as the new backup goalkeeper, it’s pretty evident that Valdes is at the bottom of the pecking order right now at the club.
“He’ll have a chance [to play] in January, wherever he goes,” said Valdes’ agent Ginés Carvajal to Radio Marca. “He needs to go to a place he feels is right for him.”
Carvajal doesn’t believe that Valdes will return back to his native Spain where he enjoyed so much success during his time at FC Barcelona.
“He won’t be coming to Spain, unless he decides otherwise,” Carvajal said.
One club that is rumored to be interested is Valdes’ services is Newcastle United. Newcastle lost their starting goalkeeper Tim Krul for the rest of the season after the Dutchman sustained a knee injury while on international duty. The club now has Rob Elliot and Karl Darlow, two netminders that have very little experience of being a starter in the Premier League.
Although Valdes hasn’t been a starter in the Premier League, but he spent 11 seasons as the No. 1 choice at Barcelona and has over 100 Champions League games under his belt in addition to 387 La Liga appearances.