Victor Valdes have joined newly promoted Middlesbrough on a two-year contract after a troubled 18-month spell with Manchester United.
The 34-year-old was released by the Red Devils in the summer after a spell on loan at Standard Liege last season. He was blocked out of the United first team by Louis van Gaal after their fallout but despite the sack of the Dutchman, the Old Trafford side still released the goalkeeper.
Head coach Aitor Karanka told the club’s official website: “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.”
Valdes won six La Liga crowns and three Champions League trophies during his time at Barcelona.