Victor Valdes’ agent admits goalkeeper needs to leave Manchester United in January

Manchester United’s Valdes has been linked with Newcastle and Liverpool.

Speaking to Spanish media outlet AS, the agent of Victor Valdes has admitted that the goalkeeper needs to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, and that he will do all he can to secure a deal with another club.

Gines Carvajal, his agent, said: “I’m sure he’ll leave the club in January, I am ready for it. It is clear he has to leave and we will try to make sure he is happy and feels comfortable [with a new team].”

Valdes has been outcast from the United first-team by head coach Louis van Gaal, being forced to train by himself and guaranteed to never play a game for the Red Devils.

He has been linked with an exit from Old Trafford, with the Mirror claiming Liverpool’s interest in him - despite Van Gaal’s unwillingness to sell the player to a rival - whilst the same report claims that Valdes himself is open to moving to Newcastle.

The Magpies are looking for a new goalkeeper to bring to St James’ Park, having lost Tim Krul to a long-term injury. Karl Darlow is currently also out of action through injury, and Newcastle want to bring a new stopper in to the club to ensure their best chances of Premier League survival.

The report claims that United will consider releasing Valdes from his contract if Newcastle formalise their interest, and his agent is just as keen on securing a move away from Old Trafford as soon as possible.

For all parties concerned, moving to Newcastle looks to be the best idea for Valdes, and his agent would do well to engineer a move to St James’ Park in the coming weeks.

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