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Former Barcelona and Manchester United keeper Victor Valdes retires

Former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has retired from football and deleted his social media accounts.

Valdes, 35, has been without a club since leaving Middlesbrough last summer following their relegation to the Championship.

Mundo Deportivo reported at the time that he would retire. However, there was no official announcement until, on Jan. 1, Valdes posted a picture on Instagram of a sunset with the caption: "Thanks for everything."

The former Spain international then...

Former Barcelona and Man United keeper Victor Valdes retires - report

Ex-Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has decided to retire from football, according to a report in El Mundo Deportivo.

Valdes, 35, had offers from Deportivo La Coruna, Real Betis and Las Palmas to continue to play after leaving Middlesbrough in the summer, but has opted to hang up his gloves and focus on his new TV production company.

Valdes' agent Gines Carvajal would not confirm or deny the story when contacted by ESPN FC.

The former Spain international has set up Crazy4fun...


Ex-Barcelona, Man United keeper Victor Valdes to leave Middlesbrough

Victor Valdes recorded eight clean sheets at Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough have announced that goalkeeper Victor Valdes will leave the club when his contract expires at the end of June.

Former Barcelona and Manchester United shot-stopper Valdes joined Boro on a free transfer last summer.

The 35-year-old made 28 Premier League appearances for the club but was unable to prevent...

Man City weighing up an offer for Middlesbrough's Victor Valdes - source

Manchester City are considering a move for Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes, sources close to the North-East club have told ESPN FC.

Valdes, 35, is expected to leave Middlesbrough this summer in the wake of their relegation from the Premier League and City are monitoring his situation.

City are in the market for goalkeeping reinforcements this summer with Willy Caballero out of contract next month and yet to be offered a new deal, and while Joe Hart is due to return from his season-long spell...

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Middlesbrough's woes continue with relegation seeming ever more likely after a lacklustre display at the bet365 Stadium. Despite fielding a positive-looking lineup, Aitor Karanka's men barely turned up in the first half and struggled to compete in the middle of the park. When Ben Gibson's goal was ruled out for offside midway through the second half, another Boro defeat looked cut and dried, and Stoke barely needed to step out of second gear to collect all three points.


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