The agent of Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has insisted that the veteran stopper plans to stay at Old Trafford next season, and fight for his place in Louis van Gaal’s side.
According to the Metro, the 33-year-old was believed to be in discussions with Turkish side Antalyaspor about a move just six months after he joined the Premier League club. However, Gines Carvajal has confirmed that his client has no intention of leaving Old Trafford.
“Valdes’ thoughts are to continue as a player of Manchester United,” he said.
“United are one of the three or four best in the world and Victor is excited about having a place in the team for next season. He’s ready to give the best to help the team,” he added.
While the former Barcelona man failed to make much of an impact following his move to England – although he made two appearances late on in the campaign, after David de Gea sustained an injury – his chances of first-team football seem much greater as his countryman continues to be linked with a move to Real Madrid (via Daily Star).
Although he was behind de Gea in the pecking order last season, he did prove when he was given a chance that he still has the quality that saw him considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world during his time at the Nou Camp.
Should the 24-year-old depart for the Bernabeu, van Gaal is unlikely to have any doubts about summoning the back up to step into the breach.