Victor Valdes targets January move after rejecting Valencia transfer
By Manchester correspondent Alex Stevens
Victor Valdes is looking for a new club in January but is reluctant to return to Spain, his agent has revealed.
The Manchester United goalkeeper has flopped at Old Trafford after falling out with Louis van Gaal over his alleged refusal to take part in Under-21 matches last season.
His representative Gines Carvajal has admitted that the 33-year-old is unlikely to be at the club beyond the winter transfer window.
“He (Valdes) needs to go to a place he feels is right for him,” Carvajal told Radio Marca. “It is obvious he must leave in January, and we are looking to find a move that he likes.
“He won’t be coming to Spain, unless he decides otherwise. He had the option of coming to Valencia in the summer and did not want to.”
Valdes had been ostracised from the United first team set-up following Louis Van Gaal’s decision not to take him on the tour of USA. He has not featured this season and was overlooked at the start of the campaign in favour of Argentine Sergio Romero when David de Gea’s future was in doubt.
Valdes has been linked with Newcastle, Chelsea and Turkish side Antalyaspor.