La Liga’s Sevilla F.C. have come to Manchester United, bidding to take Víctor Valdés back to Spain.
The out of favour Spaniard came to Manchester United on a free, late last season. He played two games and kept one clean sheet.
During Manchester United’s pre-season tour of the United States, this season, Louis van Gaal revealed that he no longer wanted Valdés in his team. This was mainly due to his refusal to play for the reserves to gain match fitness.
Chelsea have reportedly been enquiring into picking up the goalkeeper, due to the knee injury to first choice keeper Thibaut Courtois, which will keep him out for a long time.
Now Sevilla have joined the chase for the ex-Barcelona net minder. It would be a good move for Valdés, to return to La Liga, as he’s much better suited to the less competitive league.
Despite signing on a free, Víctor Valdés has not been good value for money as his wages are said to be in the region of £150,000 a week. However, due to a pre-contractual agreement drawn up prior to the Spaniard signing for United, A.S. Monaco have been paying a large portion of his wages.
However, his hefty salary has been a deterrent to many clubs such as C.F. Valencia. It was also partially to blame for the Beşiktaş transfer falling through. The other major reason was that the coach believed that he would negatively disrupt the dressing room.