Red Devils confirm goalkeeper capture.
Manchester United have completed their first signing of the transfer window by sealing a deal for goalkeeper Victor Valdes, the club’s official website reports.
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The 32-year-old has been training with United since October as he sought to regain his fitness after a ligament injury while still at Barcelona.
He had been linked with Liverpool, but the club have confirmed on Thursday that he has agreed an 18-month deal to move to Old Trafford.
“It is a real honour to sign for Manchester United. I would like to thank Louis van Gaal and the club for allowing me to do my rehabilitation and to train with the team at the Aon Training Complex,” Valdes said.
“From my short time here I can already see this is a very special club. I worked with Louis van Gaal during my time at FC Barcelona and to have the opportunity to work with him here at Manchester United is a dream come true.”
Manager Louis Van Gaal added: “I am delighted Victor has signed for the club. Victor is a very experienced goalkeeper and his record speaks for itself. I have said on many occasions that Manchester United will always be interested in the best players. Victor has remained very professional throughout his rehabilitation from injury and has been very impressive during his training sessions with the first team over the past weeks. He joins the club as the number two goalkeeper and is a great addition to the first team.”