Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has revealed that he is close to 100% fitness after having sufficiently recovered from the injury problems.
The 32-year-old has been training with Manchester United and he is widely expected to seal a move to the Premier league outfit before the January transfer window opens. As one of the experienced goalkeepers in the business, Valdes will have no trouble finding a new club. However, it is thought that he is keen on a move to the club. The Spanish international was believed to be on the verge of agreeing a move to French outfit Monaco before budget constraints and his injury problems saw the prospects disappear.
Since United have been linked with Valdes, transfer rumours about their first choice goalkeeper David de Gea have intensified in recent weeks. David de Gea is out of contract next summer and he is believed to be monitored by several Spanish clubs, especially Real Madrid. De Gea struggled for form during the early part of his United career, but he is now one of the finest goalkeepers in the world. His string of wonderful saves have helped keep out the likes of Everton, almost single-handedly, in recent months.
It is also maintained that United may sign Valdes even if De Gea stays since they want an adequate replacement for Anders Lindegaard, who is deemed surplus to requirements. The Danish goalkeeper is yet to feature for United.“Great training session Today. Almost Ready! Thanks for your supportive messages throughout these months. They have helped me a lot!” said Valdes on his Twitter account. The 32-year-old began his career at Barcelona and went on to make more than 500 appearances for the first-team. His astonishing trophy cabinet includes several titles won with Barcelona and the FIFA World Cup and European Championship with the Spanish national team.