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Manchester United Seek Urgent Contract Talks With Winger

by Bernard Thompson

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Antonio Valencia Man Utd

South American could quit the club on a free in 2015. 

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Premier League champions Manchester United are desperate to keep hold of wide man Antonio Valencia at Old Trafford beyond the end of the Ecuadorian’s contract, which expires in 18 months’ time, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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Valencia has been at the Theatre of Dreams since June 2009, when he arrived in the north west from Wigan Athletic on a four-year deal for a fee of £16 million.

And in the intervening period, Valencia has proved himself to be a reliable and at times highly effective winger, while new Red Devils head coach David Moyes is also understood to be a huge fan of the players.

However, with the 28-year-old’s current deal now set to run out in June 2015 and with Valencia also known to be one of the Premier League giants’ lowest-paid players, there is a growing concern at United that the Ecuador international could quit the club at the end of his contract on a lucrative free transfer.

And that is why United officials are now keen to sit down with Valencia at the end of this campaign to discuss the South American putting pen to paper on a new deal that will see him paid the same amount going forward as the likes of fellow wide men Luis Nani and Ashley Young.

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