Manchester United – Victor Valdes signed till 2016

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A number of media outlets are today confirming that Manchester United have signed former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes until the end of the 2015/16 campaign. Goal.com and the Daily Mail are two of these outlets who see Valdes coming in as talented back up to David De Gea.

Manchester United allowed Victor Valdes to train with the Red Devils as he sought to return to full fitness following a serious knee injury suffered at the beginning of 2014. The 32-year-old has impressed bosses at Old Trafford who are prepared to offer him a season-and-a-half deal, giving Victor Valdes the Premier League chance he has long wished for.

Victor Valdes began his youth career with Barcelona’s prestigious La Masia academy system. After a short spell with the Tenerife academy he returned to Barcelona and graduated to the C and B sides. In 2002 he was given his full team chance at the Nou Camp and never looked back during a 12 year run as the Catalan’s main man between the sticks.

With 387 appearances in La Liga, 535 in all competitions for Barcelona, Valdes announced he was going to depart Spain and look for a new challenge. 21 trophies were won during his time there, including 6 league titles and 3 UEFA Champions Leagues. Now Victor Valdes will be desperate to win competitions in another country and make some of the clubs that missed out on his signature, incredibly jealous.