According to the Daily Mail, Standard Liege are primed to offer the Spain international an escape route from the club by taking him on loan for the final six months of his contract.
As noted by the source, the experienced keeper has been ‘frozen out’ of the club since a dispute with Louis van Gaal in 2015, and having been omitted from the club’s summer tour of the United States, he has been banned from training with the first-team squad at United’s Carrington training ground.
Indeed, Valdes’s switch from Barcelona has been a veritable disaster, with the keeper making just two league appearances last term—one as a substitute after David De Gea picked up an injury.
Still only 33, the keeper still has some good years ahead of him, and he may be set to spend them with Standard even if United refuse his loan opportunity, with the DM noting that the player is understood to be interested in joining the Belgian heavyweights when his contract comes to an end this summer.
Valdes could have moved to Newcastle earlier this window after the Magpies attempted to sign the goalkeeper on loan, but the move was blocked by van Gaal [as per the Mirror].
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