Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has denied the links between Real Madrid and his goalkeeper David de Gea by saying that Victor Valdes is signed as a second goalkeeper.
Reports have strongly linked David de Gea with a move away from Old Trafford with Real Madrid interested in his services.
After the signature of former Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes, reports have further linked Real Madrid with De Gea. The Los Blancos has been eyeing him since long as a replacement of their veteran keeper Iker Casillas.
Manchester United signed Valdez on a free transfer for 18-month deal few days ago.
Red Devils boss now has cleared that the arrival of Victor Valdes does not mean a departure of their current goalkeeper first choice keeper. Valdes has been signed as a backup keeper for De Gea and will help him with his vast experience.
But his arrival definitely means a departure of Anders Lindegaard and Ben Amos. Both the stoppers were already linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the past and with the arrival of Valdez it clearly means a goodbye message from the duo.
Earlier signature of Valdez gives so much time for both of them to find a right club for their future. Still around 20 days left in this transfer window.
Columnist: Simon Oates