Víctor Valdés to sign 18-month contract with Manchester United
Free-agent goalkeeper Víctor Valdés will join Manchester United on a minimum 18-month contract, according to The Guardian.
Valdés, 32, suffered a torn ACL last March with Barcelona and has been rehabbing with Manchester United, who made him the rehab offer in October.
Over the course of his career, Valdés made 77 appearances with Barcelona B and 535 with Barcelona, with whom he won six La Liga titles and three UEFA Champions League Crowns.
Valdés also has 20 caps with the Spanish national team, though he missed the 2014 World Cup with the knee injury.
Signing with Manchester United means Valdés will once again play for manager Louis van Gaal. The two were paired together when van Gaal was in charge of Barcelona from 1997-2000.
With David De Gea in goal, Valdés is expected to be signed as a second-choice goalkeeper. According to The Guardian, De Gea is attracting interest from Real Madrid and his current deal with Manchester United will expire in the summer of 2016. De Gea, 23, has been with the club since 2011.
- Mike Fiammetta