Liverpool pull out of Victor Valdes deal as Spanish goalkeeper trains with Manchester United

According to the Liverpool Echo, former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is now training with Manchester United, with the Reds having pulled out of the deal to sign him.

Liverpool have previously appeared in pole position to sign the 32-year-old when he recovered from his cruciate ligament injury, especially considering the poor form of their first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, but discussions with Valdes’ representatives were said to have broken down to the demands of the player.

Valdes reportedly wanted more assurances of a contract while he was recovering from his long-term injury, but Liverpool were reticent to sign anything concrete as they were privy to his scan results. That led to the two parties cancelling the proposed deal, and now he’s training with Louis Van Gaal at Manchester United.

“Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has offered Victor Valdes a chance to complete his rehabilitation from a knee injury and to work his way back to fitness with the club. Valdes will have his recovery supervised by the United medical staff before training with the first team, as he bids to regain full fitness,” said a Manchester United statement.

It’s unknown where he immediate future lies, considering David De Gea has been outstanding in goal for United in the last 18 months, but Van Gaal could consider bringing him in to provide healthy competition to all his shot-stoppers.

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