Report: Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has MLS offers

Victor Valdes

The Spaniard has reportedly received interest from the States after being put up for sale by Louis van Gaal.

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes is fielding offers from MLS after being told he has no future at the club, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

United manager Louis van Gaal revealed this week that Valdes, who was a surprise omission from the team’s pre-season tour of America, has been put up for sale after refusing to turn out for the reserves sometime last term.

Speaking, ahead of their pre-season opener against Club America in Seattle, Van Gaal told Sky Sports: "He is not selected because he doesn't follow our philosophy and there is no place for that one player.

"If you do not play in the first team, our philosophy is to play in the second team and he did not do that."

With United now looking to replace Valdes with free agent keeper Sergio Romero, per Di Marzio's report, the Spain international could be travelling to the USA this summer after all to join the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and former Barcelona teammate David Villa in MLS.

The three-time Champions League winner is claimed to have received a number of offers from across the Atlantic in recent weeks, although it remains to be seen how interested he is himself in a potential stateside switch.

While teams are usually reluctant to offer shot-stoppers Designated Player salaries – which Valdes would no doubt command, his big-name reputation could well make possible suitors look past that issue when weighing up a move.

On paper, the Philadelphia Union would jump out as the most logical fit, having gone through several options between the posts this season, but whether the 20-times capped Spaniard would view PPL Park as a desirable destination is up for debate.

At age 33, Valdes' career is far from finished at this point and, having been labelled Real Madrid-linked David de Gea’s potential replacement upon reuniting with former Barca boss Van Gaal at Old Trafford in January, he could still likely start at a top European club if he so desired.

Nevertheless, with MLS making some high-profile acquisitions of late, it is not at all far-fetched to suggest that he might become the next.

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