Victor Valdes does not want to return to Spain in January, despite it being “obvious” that he must leave Manchester United.
The former Barcelona goalkeeper is under contract at Old Trafford until next summer but Louis van Gaal has made it clear that 33-year-old has no future with the Red Devils.
Valdes, who has been told he cannot train at the same time as the first-team squad, is now on the look-out for a new club, with Chelsea and Liverpool both linked with the keeper over recent weeks.
Newcastle are the latest side to be credited with an interest in the wake of Tim Krul’s season-ending knee injury.
Valdes’ agent, Gines Carvajal, says his client will seek a move in January but a return to Spain does not appeal at this stage.
“He needs to go to a place he feels is right for him,” he told Radio Marca. “He won’t be coming to Spain, unless he decides otherwise.
“It is obvious he must leave in January, and we are looking to find a move that he likes.”
Carvajal also revealed that Valdes rejected the opportunity to return to La Liga during the summer.
“He had the option of coming to Valencia in the summer and did not want to,” he said.
Maybe he just really likes deers.
— Victor Valdes (@1victorvaldes) September 22, 2015