Victor Valdes turned down Liverpool transfer

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Victor Valdes turned down the chance to join Liverpool before he signed for Manchester United, according to ESPN.

The former Barcelona goalkeeper walked away from the Nou Camp at the end of his contract last year, and it was announced yesterday that he'd put pen to paper on an 18-month contract with the Red Devils. 


According to reports Liverpool were keen on making a move for the 32-year-old in order to solve their goalkeeper woes, but ESPN say he didn't feel right about moving to Anfield.

That's despite the fact that he would have presumably been Brendan Rodgers' number one ahead of both Simon Mingolet and Brad Jones, while at Manchester United he will play second fiddle to David de Gea.


It seems as though Valdes' relationship with Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal sealed the deal, while having trained with the Red Devils in recent months to complete his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury he has struck up a rapport with goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek.

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Juventus were also keen on the Spanish international, but once Manchester United's interest became apparent there was only one way he was heading. 

His signing has caused some doubts over the future of David de Gea, who only has 18 months left on his contract. He had seemingly been reluctant to commit his future to the club amidst interest of Real Madrid who were said to be planning a £25 million swoop.


However immediately after the Valdes deal was announced, reports claimed that Manchester United planned to re-open talks with De Gea, adding that Valdes was bought in to add competition rather than be his replacement.

It seems as though the Red Devils' tactics have worked and today it is being reported that the Spanish stopper will soon put pen to paper on a new deal worth around £140,000-per-week. 

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