Van Gaal will be delighted as free transfer close to completion.
The Spanish shot-stopper, who was a star player at Barcelona, winning the Champions League three times, has not been at his best since a career-threatening injury.
Valdes is now unable to break into Louis van Gaal’s first-team plans, and has notably fallen out with the Dutch tactician for allegedly not agreeing to play in Reserve team matches.
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According to the Metro, he could now be allowed a quick exit from the Reds as he seeks to return to his native Spain with Sevilla, who are keen to sign a new goalkeeper.