“After a hard training session this morning, I am working hard for this season!” the stopper began, writing on his @1victorvaldes handle.
“Come on you Reds!!!!”
After a Hard Training Session this morning, i am working hard for this Season ! Come on You Reds !!!! pic.twitter.com/eVStvlcPMj
— Victor Valdes (@1victorvaldes) July 14, 2015
The social media message would appear to indicate that the stopper is planning for the coming campaign at Old Trafford.
However, it remains to be seen whether the 33-year-old will feature in the plans of Red Devils coach Louis van Gaal next season. The Dutch coach opted not to take the former Barcelona man with the first team on their pre-season tour of the United States, intensifying speculation that he is heading for the exit door at Old Trafford [Daily Star].
The veteran—who arrived at Old Trafford in the January transfer window—has been heavily linked with a move to the Super Lig, and Turkish side Antalyaspor [ESPN].
According to the Daily Mail, the keeper is unhappy with various aspects of life at the club, and particularly his lack of first-team opportunities, and may be considering his transfer options.
Thanks to Everyone for your Support. It is nice to be back on the pitch, and proud of wearing United’s Shirt. pic.twitter.com/yWj4EOiG0y
— Victor Valdes (@1victorvaldes) May 24, 2015
However, speaking to AS, the player’s agent Gines Carvajal has insisted that the stopper is keen to remain at Old Trafford and prove himself to the United fans.
”I’ve been contacted by a series of individuals from Turkey to negotiate a move for Victor. But I haven’t spoken with the president of the Turkish club in question,” the representative began.
“I don’t know him. I have no plans to talk with them again as my player has no interest in a move to Antalyaspor,” he continued.
“His only wishes are to remain at Manchester United and he has another year left on his contract.
“We don’t see any reason for him to leave the club. United are amongst the top two or three best teams in the world,” he concluded.
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“Victor is keen to fight for a place next season and wants to help the club as much as he can.”
Valdes is one of the most supremely decorated goalkeepers in the world, having won six La Liga titles, three Champions League crowns, the 2010 World Cup and the European Championship in 2012.
Valdes’s desire to remain at Old Trafford may be influenced by the likely impending departure of David De Gea. The 24-year-old Spain keeper has been heavily linked with a move away from the club, with Real Madrid keen on his signature [Independent].
Having offloaded Iker Casillas to FC Porto [The Guardian], the Merengues are in need of a new No. 1, and may well intensify their attemptes to sign the United stopper over the coming weeks [Daily Star].