Manchester United have agreed to let go of the former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes. The World Cup winner will secure a free transfer to Espanyol in January.
Valdes fell out with manager Louis Van Gaal after signing with Manchester United and has been forced to train with the reserves since then.
The Spanish international has played just two games for the club since his move from Camp Nou and is now set to end his Old Trafford nightmare.
A report from Goal.com suggests that Manchester United are willing to let the keeper leave on a free six months before the end of his contract and Valdes has been in advanced talks with Espanyol.
The Barcelona fan favourite is thought to have agreed terms with the Spanish outfit and will complete his move back to La Liga soon.
Valdes was a key member of Barcelona’s all conquering side and will be delighted to get back to playing regularly again.
Furthermore, it is believed that the player’s family is still in Barcelona and he is looking forward to being reunited with them when he joins Espanyol.
Manchester United already have two quality keepers in De Gea and Romero and Van Gaal is unlikely to be bothered about Valdes’ imminent exit.