Rabat - Liverpool has been facing a few difficulties with the team’s current goalkeepers. This triggered a search for alternate goalies, in which Manchester United’s Víctor Valdés is a top target, according to ESPN FC.
Rabat – Liverpool has been facing a few difficulties with the team’s current goalkeepers. This triggered a search for alternate goalies, in which Manchester United’s Víctor Valdés is a top target, according to ESPN FC.
Spanish goalkeeper Víctor Valdés has not been having a great time at Manchester United following his blowout with manager Louis Van Gaal, who demoted Valdés out of first-team.
The former Barcelona goalkeeper has made only two appearances with the Red Devils since he joined them under an 18-month contract last January.
Since 33-year-old Valdés is considered “surplus to requirements at Old Trafford”, Liverpool is thinking of acquiring the goalkeeper in a “shock move,” which would require Man United to release him in an “urgent signing”, out of the customary transfer windows.
According to the same report, Liverpool needs to solve their goalkeeping problems after a recent mistake by the team’s main goalie, Simon Mignolet. The Belgian player allegedly “misjudged the flight of the ball,” which cost the English team two points against Norwich on Sunday.
Besides Mignolet’s “underperformance”, Liverpool has released alternate goalkeeper, Australian Brad Jones, last June, after failing to defend the goal in a losing match against Manchester United (3-0).
The “You’ll Never Walk Alone” English club has a good chance at signing the Spanish goalkeeper since his problems with Manchester have not allowed Valdés to perform to the best of his talent.
Louis Van Gaal omitted Valdés from Man United squad during the pre-season tour in the USA, and did not include him in the team’s Champions League list.
Liverpool faces some competition to sign the Spanish goalkeeper, since Chelsea’s José Mourinho has also expressed interest in him. Recently, the Portuguese manager submitted a request of backup goalkeepers for his club, in which Víctor Valdés topped the list.