After David Beckham, Bastian Schweinstiger, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney, a fifth Manchester United star is all set for a move to the Major League Soccer (MLS) – and it is none other than Antonio Valencia.
The Equadorian defender had not extended his current contract with the club that is set to end in 2019 June, and it was hence understood that he will leave the club in the upcoming summer.
A latest update on the player’s situation reveals that he will be joining his former teammate Wayne Rooney at D.C United in the MLS, as per SportBible‘s reports.
The agency reports that the United captain’s father, Luis, recently revealed to radio station Area Deportiva that the 33-year old has a two-year offer from an MLS club who were not named.
Immediately afterwards, the star himself gave rise to further talks by liking a tweet which indicated that he will be making a switch to D.C and reuniting with Rooney:
— Gabo Rodríguez (@gaferoto) April 8, 2019
— DMV Soccer (@DMVSoccer96) April 8, 2019
Valencia signed for the Red Devils in 2008, and in a 11-year long career with them, he has made more than 300 appearances for the club, also winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups, one FA Cup and the Europa League.
He was also famous for donning the iconic Manchester United No.7 shirt for a brief while, before switching to No.25 because of a superstition that the new number was luckier for him.
FOX Sports Asia probability ratings: 5/5; At 33 years of age, the Equadorian is approaching the final few years of his footballing career. The MLS appears to be a fair choice in this case as the competition is not as intense as the Premier League. D.C. United will also be interested in the signing, as Valencia is a free agent starting this summer.