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.


Coach of newly promoted side Middlesbrough Aitor Karanka heaped praises on his new signings after their brilliant display in the opening game of the season.

Loanee from Spanish side Valencia, Negredo was on target when he scored the first goal of Middlesbrough after a seven year hiatus in the top flight league. Former Barcelona goal keeper Victor Valdes was in action in between the sticks for the freshly promoted club, earning the commendation of the coach.


Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola could make another goal keeper as his first choice since dropping Joe Hart from the position he has held for years – for club and country.

There are reports that Joe Hart fears his career at Manchester City might be over as he was overlooked when Man City began their 2016/2017 campaign against Sunderland. Daily Mail reports that Man City would listen to offers for the talented 29-year old goal stopper, but in the range of £20 million.

Manchester City are interested in the possibility of signing Victor Valdes

New rumours have surfaced claiming that Manchester City are interested in the possibility of signing Victor Valdes.

The Spanish goalkeeper played for their arch rivals Manchester United only recently before being released by the club. Valdes joined United as a replacement for David de Gea, who appeared to be on his way out at the start of last summer.

However,De Gea from the major U-turn by signing a new contract with United and this proved to be the end of Valdes at Old Trafford. He fell out with manager Louis van Gaal shortly afterwards and this led to his loan move.

Victor Valdes still has not given up hope of moving from Old Trafford in the summer

Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes still has not given up hope of moving from Old Trafford in the summer.

This is despite the club parting company with manager Louis van Gaal. The Dutchman was responsible for bringing Valdes to Old Trafford, but the pair almost immediately fell out with each other.

Valdes is unhappy at being rushed back from a long-term anterior cruciate ligament injury while van Gaal has complained that the former Barcelona goalkeeper has not been fit enough to even consider rehabilitation. After spending a short time away from United on a loan spell, Valdes returned to the club amidst uncertain future.


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