Former Barcelona veteran Victor Valdes was once on top of the goalkeeping world, but has fallen quite far since his departure from the Camp Nou.
He has been looking to leave Manchester United ever since he was asked to train with the reserves by manager Louis van Gaal earlier this year. Multiple reports claimed he was on his way to Beskitas with just personal terms to discuss, but the media is awash with reports that the Turkish club has pulled the plug.
According to the Daily Mail, Valdes was demanding too much, and the Besiktas budget wouldn’t allow what he was asking.
With the transfer window ticking to a close, Valdes may be forced to remain with Manchester United despite his wish to leave, however the reports state Valdes has other offers to consider. One of those could be from French club Marseille, who reportedly contacted Manchester United about Valdes weeks ago, but the Spaniard turned them down. He also could have an offer from another Turkish club in Antalyaspor, who claimed earlier this summer they had spoken to Valdes about joining.
Despite signing an 18-month deal in January, Valdes has no chance to play for Manchester United again as he has not even been given a squad number, and Louis van Gaal has publicly said the Spaniard has no future at the club.