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Valencia on the hunt for new club

8th March 2019, 10:37 by Gareth Freeman

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia has shared video of himself training in his native Ecuador in a bid to attract interest.

Caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed last week the 33-year-old, who is presently the club's longest-serving player, is unlikely to stay when his contract ends this June.

Valencia has a calf injury and hasn't played since the win at Newcastle United on January 2, with the Red Devils not taking up their 12-month renewal option last month.

The veteran has shared pictures and footage on his social media of him working out on a beach in his homeland, aiming to show he is again returning to peak fitness.

However, United insiders have also suggested the veteran wants to get the message out to potential suitors that he can still perform to a high level.

Valencia would ideally like to continue playing his football in the Premier League, with his family having spent the last 13 years in England, having first signed for Wigan Athletic from Spanish side Villarreal back in 2006.

The South American moved to Old Trafford in 2009 and has since made a total of 338 appearances for the Red Devils, winning two Premier League titles in the process.

West Ham United and Newcastle have both been linked with the winger turned right-back, although there doesn't appear to be anything concrete on the horizon from anywhere just yet, resulting in Valencia's own pro-activeness.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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