Manchester United offer Victor Valdes an 18-month deal - report

The former Barcelona goalkeeper is set to join the club on a permanent basis.

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been a free agent since leaving his beloved Barcelona this summer.

The Spanish international announced his decision to leave Barcelona long before his contract expired as he was keen on a new challenge away from the Nou Camp. But he then suffered a horrific knee injury, ruling him out for several months.

A deal with AS Monaco collapsed because of his knee troubles and he has also been linked with Arsenal and Liverpool in recent times.

At the moment he is training with Manchester United. United boss Louis van Gaal gave Valdes his Barcelona debut and has happily allowed him to join in training in order to work on his fitness and bring his knee up to scratch.

Now it looks as though they are set to sign him, at least that is what Catalan paper Mundo Deportivo would have us believe.

They report this morning that Manchester United have agreed to offer Valdes an 18-month contract to play back up and mentor to current star David De Gea.

Valdes has always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and while he would have preferred to be a starter, with his knee being the way it is, he is happy to take this opportunity to play for Manchester United at this stage of his career.

No deal is yet done, but Mundo Deportivo have good links regarding this topic and it is fair to believe it is likely rather than unlikely that an offer has been made for Valdes.

His signing is now being reported as concluded by much of the English press, a deal which would likely see both Ben Amos and Anders Lindegaard depart Old Trafford this winter.

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