There is some confusion on the faces of Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as it seems that Victor Valdes is BACK in training with the club – well according to Metro at least.
As one of our punters notes over a couple of pints, we did think that Louis van Gaal and the Spanish goalkeeper had decided to part company before a contract had even been signed.
United were reportedly unsure of the fitness levels Valdes currently possesses and also the fact that the former Barcelona goalkeeper was keen on being a number one at his future club and not an understudy – which would be the case at Old Trafford.
David De Gea is showing no signs of wanting to leave despite the rumours linking him with Real Madrid.
However, over pouring the perfect pint, our landlord notes that boasting a reliable back-up keeper is key – especially with those games coming thick and fast over the Christmas period.
Manchester United fans. Are you happy Valdes looks like he’ll be joining the club? Is this a signal that De Gea will be leaving? Let us know your thoughts below.