Victor Valdes set for Besiktas move as clubs agree terms

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Manchester United have finally decided the future of the out of favour goalkeeper Victor Valdes, by agreeing to a deal with Turkish side Besiktas, or so say Sky Sports.

Besiktas manager Senol Gunes, who happens to be a former goalkeeper himself, is said to be making the final decision on whether he wants the Spaniard and then, of course, discussions over personal terms will take place if he decides positively.

Valdes deal could happen

The Turkish club sold their reserve goalkeeper, Cenk Gonen, to fierce rivals Galatasaray on Tuesday and that has freed up space in their squad for Valdes to replace him in the same position.


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Even though both clubs have reached agreement over a transfer, it is said that Gunes is still yet to make his stance on the situation known. Although he is remaining tight lipped on his feelings about Valdes, a move is looking increasingly likely to go through.

It would be beneficial for all involved if the Spanish shot stopper could bring his miserable time at Old Trafford to an end.

United fortunes

Valdes was initially offered the opportunity to train with the Red Devils last October by Louis van Gaal as he came back from a knee injury. The 33-year-old then went on to sign an 18-month deal with the club in January.

He has only made two appearances - both were at the end of last season - and he was notably left out of the squad that went to North America for pre-season, despite rising uncertainty surrounding David de Gea's future at Old Trafford.

Van Gaal did later claim that Valdes had outright refused to play for United's U21 side last term, and made it clear he had no future at the club, much to the player's dismay.

United fans, do you think Van Gaal is making a mistake by freezing out Valdes? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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