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Victor Valdes Joins Middlesbrough

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Barcelona Legend Victor Valdes Joins Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough, England – Middlesbrough have completed the signing of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, the English club announced Thursday.

The 34-year-old, who last played on loan at Standard Liege from Manchester United, played 106 Champions League games and has signed on a two-year deal after being released by United in June.

“You can’t imagine how delighted I am because it’s not usual to bring players like him to recently promoted teams,” said head coach Aitor Karanka.

Valdes becomes Middlesbrough’s fifth signing this summer, following Viktor Fischer, Bernardo Espinosa, Marten de Roon and defender Jordan McGhee.

Karanka told the club’s official website: “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.”