Sevilla rule out move for Manchester United outcast Valdes

The Spanish goalkeeper has been increasingly marginalised at Old Trafford but will not be offered an escape route by the La Liga outfit, who claim to have no interest in him

Sevilla have ruled out making a move to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

The former Barcelona man has only featured twice in competitive action for Louis van Gaal’s side, and last started a game for the club in the 1-1 draw with Hull City on the final day of the 2014-15 Premier League season.

Van Gaal and Valdes have repeatedly clashed, with the Dutchman accusing the stopper of refusing to turn out for an Under-21s fixture earlier this year, though the 33-year-old failed to complete a move away from the club in the summer.

Sevilla had consequently been linked with an offer but club president Jose Castro has denied any interest in the stopper.

“Valdes is not an option,” he told Europapress. “We have no intention of finding goalkeeping cover.

“We have three or four players for that position and Sergio Rico is the one closest to keeping it for many years.

“If we have good keepers, we don’t have to go looking elsewhere for them.”

Valencia have also been linked with a potential bid for Valdes in recent weeks.

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