Valdes agent in talks over Valencia loan deal

The Manchester United goalkeeper could return to Spain following Louis van Gaal's decision not to take him on the club's preseason tour of the U.S.
The agent of Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes is in talks with Valencia over a season-long loan deal that could bring an end to his spell at Old Trafford, Goal UK reports.

The Spanish goalkeeper is just six months into an 18-month contract with Louis van Gaal's side, but his days at the club appear to be numbered after he was excluded from the squad that traveled to the U.S. on Monday to take part in the preseason International Champions Cup tournament.

Valdes has been limited to only two appearances since joining the club in January, replacing David de Gea as a substitute in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal in May before making his only start in the final game of the Premier League season at Hull City a week later.

And despite speculation that a potential transfer for De Gea to Real Madrid could allow Valdes to fight for a regular spot in the United first team in 2015-16, it is the former Barcelona goalkeeper who is nearing an exit.

The 33-year-old's agent, Gines Carvajal, has entered into talks with Valencia that would see Valdes return to Spain on a one-year loan agreement — a move that would effectively end his Manchester United career.

The Mestalla club's regular No. 1 Diego Alves picked up a serious knee injury in the final game of 2014-15 against Almeria, leaving Nuno Espirito Santo's side on the lookout for a low-cost replacement.

The loan switch would mean Valencia does not have to cover Valdes's entire salary demands, instead coming to a compromise deal with United as the final year of his Old Trafford deal runs out.

Valdes, who suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury against Celta Vigo in March 2014 that cut short his final season with Barcelona, was snapped up by the 20-time English champions when he returned to fitness.

He has found himself playing second fiddle to De Gea, but recently insisted he had no interest in a move to Turkish club Antalyaspor before Valencia stepped up its pursuit.