Embattled goalkeeper Victor Valdés could get an exit out of Old Trafford – albeit temporarily – with Newcastle United believed to be closing in on an emergency loan move for the Spanish shot-stopper, as per the Metro.
Newcastle United have all their three senior goalkeepers injured, and the Premier League rule allows for them to sign a player outside of the regular transfer window and according to reports, they have their eyes fixed on bringing out of favour Valdés to SportDirect Arsena.
And the Metro who themselves are citing the Chronicle states the Magpies are awaiting permission from the Premier League to finalise this deal, in what appears a good move for all parties involved, Valdés particularly.
The 33-year old former Barcelona icon has been on the periphery at Old Trafford, having fallen out with United boss Louis van Gaal due to the goalkeeper’s refusal to train with the club’s Under-21 – something the Dutchman asserted is part of the club’s philosophy.
Valdés enjoyed a trophy-laden career at the Nou Camp, winning three Champions League, six La Ligas, two Copa del Reys, six Spanish Super Cups, two FIFA Club World Cups and two UEFA Super Cups.
He was offered a contract by Manchester United in January, having completed his rehabilitation from a knee injury at the Old Trafford training complex. Valdes signed for United on an 18-month deal with an option of a further year, as a back up for David de Gea.
But the fall-out with van Gaal means he did not travel with the United squad for their pre-season tour of the United States, and subsequently has not featured for the Red Devils so far this term.