Middlesbrough sign goalkeeper Valdes

7 Jul 2016

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Middlesbrough have announced the signing of Victor Valdes.

The 34-year-old former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper joins Middlesbrough on a two-year deal after his contract at Old Trafford had expired.

Valdes brings a host of experience to the Riverside, having won six La Liga titles, three UEFA Champions League titles and the FIFA 2010 World Cup. 

"You can't imagine how delighted I am because it's not usual to bring players like him to recently promoted teams," Aitor Karanka, the Boro head coach, told "All the conversations we've had he knows why he is here and he is coming to add to what we have.

"He knows how strong this group is. It's a privilege for us to be able to bring a player like this to the club."

Valdes is Middlesbrough's fifth summer signing since their return to the top flight, after Viktor Fischer, Bernardo Espinosa, Marten de Roon and Jordan McGhee.

Valdes will be hoping to make his Boro debut when his new side open their 2016/17 campaign at home to Stoke City on 13 August.

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