According to reports from Sport, Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has held informal talks regarding a move to Manchester City with incoming manager Pep Guardiola.
The Citizens announced on transfer deadline day that the Bayern Munich boss will take the managerial reigns from Manuel Pellegrini ahead of next season and Valdes served as his undisputed No.1 at Barcelona.
The Spaniard left the Catalans in summer 2014 and six months later moved to Old Trafford on a free transfer. But he quickly found himself out of favour with Louis van Gaal after allegedly refusing to represent United’s U21 squad and following several months ostracised from first team affairs is now on loan at Standard Liege.
The 34-year-old’s United contract expires at the end of the season but according to Spanish publication Sport, he could end up staying in Manchester with local rivals City. It’s claimed Valdes and Guardiola have already held ‘strictly private and non-professional’ talks about a Bosman move to the Etihad.
The last player to move directly between the clubs was Carlos Tevez in 2009 – and even that was through a third-party arrangement.