Barcelona legend Victor Valdes joins Middlesbrough

Ex-Manchester United keeper Victor Valdes
Ex-Manchester United keeper Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes has become Premier League newcomers Middlesbrough’s fifth summer signing.

The legendary Barcelona and Spain keeper left Manchester United this summer after a frustrating 18-month spell in which he made just two appearances and spent the second half of last season on loan at Standard Liege.

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

“I’m really pleased because he is really committed.”

Valdes made over 500 appearances for Barcelona in a 13-year career which included three Champions League gold medals.

The 34-year-old is Middlesbrough’s fifth signing of the summer after Viktor Fischer, Bernardo Espinosa, Marten de Roon and Jordan McGhee.