Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Victor Valdes on a free transfer.
The World Cup winner has moved to The Riverside Stadium on a two-year deal after being released by Manchester United following an 18-month spell at Old Trafford, where he made just two appearances before having a dispute with Louis van Gaal before being effectively banished from the first team.
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka said:
You can’t imagine how delighted I am because it’s not usual to bring players like him to recently promoted teams.
I’m really pleased because he is really committed. All the the conversations we’ve had he knows why he is here and he is coming to add to what we have.
He knows how strong this group is. It’s a privilege for us to be able to bring a player like this to the club.
The former Barcelona goalkeeper has an impressive trophy cabinet, which includes six La Liga, two Copa del Rey, three UEFA Champions Leage and two FIFA World Club Cup titles during his time at the Nou Camp.
He was also part of Spain’s World Cup winning squad and their Euro 2012 winning squad also.