Victor Valdes signs with Manchester United - Player Profile
The former Barcelona goalkeeper, Valdes, has become Louis Van Gaal’s first signing of the January Transfer window on an initial 18-month contract. He is expected to the club serve as a back-up goalkeeper to David De Gea. Valdes arrived in England in October from Cam Nou, and since then he has been training in Aon Training Complex.
“It is a real honour to sign for Manchester United,” Valdes told the media. “I would like to thank Louis van Gaal and the club for allowing me to do my rehabilitation and to train with the team at the Aon Training Complex”.
“From my short time here I can already see this is a very special club. I worked with Louis van Gaal during my time at FC Barcelona and to have the opportunity to work with him here at Manchester United is a dream come true.”
The Red Devils boss, Louis Van Gaal, seemed contented with the transfer of the 32-year-old Spanish International. He said:
“I am delighted Victor has signed for the club. Victor is a very experienced goalkeeper and his record speaks for itself. I have said on many occasions that Manchester United will always be interested in the best players.
“Victor has remained very professional throughout his rehabilitation from injury and has been very impressive during his training sessions with the first team over the past weeks.
“He joins the club as the number two goalkeeper and is a great addition to the first team.”