Spanish goalkeeper Victor Valdes is one of Europe’s most successful glovesmen.
The 34-year-old has an honours list to back up that statement.
Valdes has six La Liga titles to his name, as well as three Champions League triumphs, from his time with Barcelona.
A 20-time Spain international, Valdes also has winners medals from the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012.
However, for all his past success, he was never given a sustained run in the team at Manchester United.
And, after making just two senior appearances in 18 months, Valdes has finally left the Red Devils.
He’s stayed in the Premier League, though, by signing for newly-promoted Middlesbrough, who booked their place back in England’s top tier by finishing second in the Championship last term.
Middlesbrough had not been in the Prem since the 2008-09 campaign, in which they finished 19th.
Valdes has signed a two-year contract with Middlesbrough, according to the club’s official website.
He is Boro’s fifth summer signing, after Viktor Fischer, Bernardo Espinosa, Marten de Roon and Jordan McGhee.