Victor Valdes linked with shock move to Manchester City

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Manchester United flop Victor Valdes may make a shock move to United's arch rivals, Manchester City this summer.

According to the Daily Mail,  new City boss, Pep Guardiola is interested in bringing the ex-Barcelona keeper to the Etihad this summer. The pair won the La Liga and Champions League together during their time at the Nou Camp, and are known to be close friends off the pitch.

Valdes endured a torrid time at Old Trafford since signing for the Red Devils in January 2015, making just two first team appearances in the last two seasons, before being sent on loan to Standard Liege and ultimately being released by the club.


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He had a public fall out with ex-United boss Louis van Gaal with the latter accusing Valdes of refusing to play with the Under-21s, a claim which Valdes refuted vehemently.

Later, during his stay with the club, it was also reported that Valdes was not provided a locker and also not allowed to train with the Under-21s.

Valdes reportedly has offers from Spanish clubs like Celta Vigo and Villarreal, but he will be keen to remain in England and have a reunion with Guardiola.

But were United right to let go of Valdes? It has been widely reported that Spanish giants Real Madrid are interested in United stopper, David de Gea, a move which almost happened last summer, but fell apart at the very last moment.

If De Gea moves to Madrid, then United will have to sign a new keeper, with only Sergio Romero left in their ranks. 

It would make sense for City to sign 34-year-old Valdes, however, after they released long-term third choice 'keeper Richard Wright and with their number two 'keeper Willy Caballero attracting interest from Spain.

If Caballero does indeed leave, Valdes would serve as an understudy for current City and England first choice keeper Joe Hart next season.

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