Antonio Valencia ‘free to leave Manchester United’ with Newcastle and Fulham set to compete for veteran full back’s signature
- Antonio Valencia is reported to have been told he can leave Manchester United
- Newcastle and Fulham are both interesting in taking the winger turned full-back
- Valencia is set to become a free agent in the summer when his deal expires
- The Ecuador international has just five Premier League appearances this season
Valencia, 33, has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford and is set to become a free agent in the summer once his current contract expires.
The former winger turned full-back has just five Premier League appearances to his name this season, and will look to move before the end of the mid-season window if the opportunity arises.
Antonio Valencia could leave Manchester United this month, with Newcastle interested
Newcastle United are hopeful of signing the player if United will pay up the remainder of his contract early, as report the Sun.
A more cost-effective option for United however may be a mid-season loan, with some clubs keen to take the player and his wages of around £100,000 for the rest of the term.
Valencia has been training with United, but has only made five Premier League appearances
After joining United in 2009 from Wigan, Valencia has gone on to make 338 appearances
This would enable United to get the veteran star off the wage bill early, before his permanent departure at the end of the campaign.
Valencia featured often under former manager Jose Mourinho, before a disagreement between the pair saw his playing time become severely limited.
Valencia joined the club in 2009 from Wigan and became an instant fan favourite at Old Trafford, with his tireless work rate and physical approach to the game.
The two-time Premier League winner has racked up 338 games for the Red Devils, with 25 goals to his name.