Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Victor Valdes on a two-year contract.
The 34-year-antique former Spain global had offers from Portugal and Turkey, in keeping with Sky Sports activities’ Spanish football professional Guillem Balague. But he has elected to retain his profession on Teesside.
Middlesbrough head instruct Aitor Karanka stated: “You can’t consider how extremely joyful I am as it’s now not ordinary to carry players like him to recently promoted teams.
“I’m sincerely pleased due to the fact he is definitely dedicated. All of the conversations we have had he knows why he’s here and he’s coming to add to what we’ve got.
“He is aware of how sturdy this organization is. It is a privilege for us which will deliver a participant like this to the club.”
Valdes joined Manchester United on an 18-month deal in January 2015, having completed his rehabilitation from a cruciate knee ligament damage with the membership.
The 34-year-old tore ligaments playing for Barcelona nearly a yr earlier, ruling him out for the relaxation of the 2013-14 season and the 2014 International Cup; he became subsequently launched on the give up of his settlement that summer season.
Valdes is a product of Barcelona’s famous Los angeles Masia academy and made nearly 400 La Liga appearances in a trophy-weighted down 12-year stay within the first-group. He also received 20 caps for Spain.
He becomes the fifth signing of the summer by way of the Most advantageous League novices, following the arrivals of Viktor Fischer, Bernardo Espinosa, Marten de Roon, and young central defender Jordan McGhee.