Liverpool target Victor Valdes to train with Manchester United

Victor Valdes

Former Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes is joining up with Manchester United for the foreseeable future.

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been a free agent since the summer, and despite being an excellent option has found it hard to find a move to a top club.

The Spanish international announced his decision to leave Barcelona long before his contract expired, but he then suffered a horrific knee injury, ruling him out for several months.

A deal with AS Monaco collapsed because of his medical problems while he has recently been linked with a move to Liverpool - although, that deal was not as close as first believed.

Now however it has been confirmed that Valdes is set to start training with Manchester United.

The United boss Louis van Gaal knows Valdes from his time at Barcelona - and is more than happy to help him in his recovery from the serious knee problems.

A statement on the official Manchester United website says:

"Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has offered the 32-year-old former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes a chance to complete his rehabilitation from a knee injury and to work his way back to fitness with the club.

"Valdes, a free agent, will have his recovery supervised by the United medical staff before training with the first team, as he bids to regain full fitness."

Of course this will immediately stoke up rumours that Valdes may be a consideration for Van Gaak as competition for current number one David De Gea.

Valdes has previously made it clear that playing in England was a dream of his, so what chance he ends up signing for Manchester United.

The odds are looking good after today's development.

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