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.


Ex-Barcelona goal keeper, Victor Valdes, played in the Jupilier Pro League Play-off II against fellow Belgian opponent KV Kortrijk.

The goal keeper, who is widely reported to be interested in a move back to the English Premier League, will leave current club Standard Liege in the summer when his current deal lapses.

The goal stopper played for Spanish giants from 2002/2003 season before leaving the club after the 2013/2014 season as he dropped in the pecking order. He made the move to English team, Manchester United but could make an impact. When Current coach, Louis Van Gaal took over, he was snubbed before being sent to Standard Liege on loan.

The Story of Victor Valdes - Where Did It All Go Wrong?

What exactly happened to Victor Valdes? Where did it all go wrong and where did there start to be some kind of downfall?

The Manchester United goalkeeper seemed to be on top of his game for quite some time but after a while, there was a slight downfall and this downfall kept barreling downhill at rapid speeds until it eventually lead to the complete demise of Victor Valdes. So what exactly happened and is there any chance of recovery?

Luis Suarez says that he has learned from his mistakes

Luis Suarez received a 9 match ban for Uruguay which prevented him performing with his national side for over 20 months.

The Uruguayan player received this ban after he bitted Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini during the 2014 World Cup.

This ban just recently expired and the time simply couldn’t have been better as he makes his return to the Uruguayan national football team just in time to play with Uruguay in their 2018 World Cup qualification match as they locked horns with Brazil.

Sporting Lisbon is interested in signing Victor Valdes

It’s pretty clear that Victor Valdes does not have a future with Manchester United as the Spanish goal-keeper has had problems with Louis van Gaal after the player reportedly refused to play in a reserve match and this has led to Valdes being completely dropped from Manchester United matches and Valdes is now performing for the Belgium side Standard Liège as he signed a 6 month loan deal which extends until the end of the season.

Wayne Rooney is confident in Manchester United

Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal is going through a summer signing spree as he has already signed: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian just to name a few of the big profile players that have recently entered Old Trafford and will be helping out the Premier League club in their journey of taking away the title from Chelsea as well as aim for the European titles.


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