The January transfer window has brought good news for Victor Valdés fans. The legendary Barcelona goalkeeper has reportedly agreed to a deal with Manchester United, and he is set to become David De Gea's backup.
At leats that's what the Daily Mail is reporting:
Manchester United have agreed an 18-month contract with former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes. The club are set to announce that the 32-year-old has signed on at Old Trafford as understudy to David de Gea.
Valdes has been training with Louis van Gaal's squad for the last two months as a free agent as part of his recovery from a serious knee injury. United manager Louis van Gaal has said little about his plans for Valdes but has been impressed enough in recent weeks to offer him a deal.
Valdes' arrival will give De Gea proper competition at Old Trafford for the first time. Current No 2 Anders Lindegaard is not considered good enough by Van Gaal.
The signing of Valdes will inevitably lead to more talk about De Gea's future. United have not been able to get the young Spaniard's name on a new contract and Real Madrid are keen to take the 24-year-old back to Spain as a long-term replacement for Iker Casillas.
Valdes is currently living in the Lowry Hotel in the city centre but is believed to be looking for property in the same area as his compatriots De Gea, Juan Mata and Ander Herrera. Valdes will also bring his family to live with him in Manchester.
Source: Daily Mail
That's great news for Double V. He has been forgotten because of his injury, but now he's signing with a top team. If De Gea leaves for Real Madrid sometime in the future, United have acquired a very good replacement.
Good luck, Valdés. We will always love you.
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