Former Barcelona and Manchester United shot stopper Victor Valdes has retired from professional football, according to reports.

The 35-year old exited Middlesbrough following their relegation from the Premier League last term. While there were reported interests from Las Palmas, Deportivo La Coruna and even Real Betis, the ex-Spain international opted to turn them all down.

El MundoDeportivo reported that the player was tired of trying so he hung his boots. ESPN claimed to have reached out to the player’s agent Gines Carvajal who refused to deny or confirm the report.
Valdes was in the news recently for launching an international production company Crazy4fun TV. The company has bases in Barcelona, London and Aby Dhabi. Rumours have it that it would be his retirement plan as he desires to end his goal manning career.

Victor Valdes is no longer a player; he has turned into a TV producer

Victor Valdes opted to take a huge change in his life as he hung up his playing boots, or in this case, his gloves after rejecting the chance to perform with Sporting Lisbon and Deportivo.

Instead of playing, the former Barcelona player decided to launch a TV production company and even his own television show where he is expected to interview many of his former teammates.


Championship side Middlesbrough are set to make West Ham United goalie Darren Randolph the replacement for former Barcelona shot stopper Victor Valdes.

Boro have reportedly made a bid of £5 million for the Republic of Ireland international.

Former Manchester City keeper Joe Hart is set to make a return to the Premier League to feature for West Ham. The Hammers are expected to offload Randolph or Adrian this summer so Boro are positioning to take advantage.


Former Barcelona goalie Victor Valdes has been linked with numerous football sides following his exit from Middlesbrough this season.

Boro were relegated back to the Championship after an underwhelming season. Valdes had agreed a two year deal with the club when they were promoted but he agreed to cancel the remaining 12 months deal upon relegation.

Is it time to drop Valdes from the starting lineup of Middlesbrough ?

So far, at the time of writing this article, Middlesbrough has played 2 competitive matches which were against Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday FC.

Middlesbrough had to settle with a goal-less draw against Leicester City but they managed to overcome Sheffield with a convincing 3-0 triumph.

Victor Valdes is trying to revive his career with Middlesbrough

Ever since Victor Valdes ended his playing career with Barcelona on October of 2014, the Spanish shot-stopper has struggled to find a club where he can get consistent playing time and become a regular starter.

Injuries have been one of the factors that have seriously hampered the career of Victor Valdes as he has had to spend a significantly long period of time trying to get fit after having torn his anterior cruciate ligament which he picked up in Barcelona.


Victor Valdes has enjoyed a decent run this campaign at Middlesbrough, but Aitor Karanka says the former Barcelona first choice shot stopper can’t be compared to the player he once was in Spain.

However, Karanka says he will remain hopeful.

Victor Valdes has recovered from his hamstring injury

Victor Valdes has recently recovered from a hamstring injury which had left him unable to play for almost 1 month and the Spanish shot-stopper made his return in Middlesbrough’s Premier League match against Crystal Palace which concluded in a 2-1 defeat for Middlesbrough as the recently promoted Premier League club suffered their 1rst defeat of the season.

The 34 year old Spanish goal-keeper is trying to get his career back on track after being dropped to the sidelines during his time spent at Old Trafford as a player of Manchester United which was back on January of 2015 until January of 2016.


Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has picked up an injury not long after appearing in action for newly promoted side Middlesbrough FC.

Barely a week after making his Premier League debut in the season’s curtain raiser against Stoke City, his injury had resurfaced. The 34-year old Spain international was ruled out of the team’s list when they played Sunderland as he had picked up a muscle injury during training. He is set to miss the matches against Fulham and West Brom as his hamstring injury continues to hinder him.


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