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Valencia waiting on new deal

12th February 2019, 10:58 by Neil Foster

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia is still waiting to learn if he will be offered a new 12-month deal to stay at Old Trafford.

The Ecuadorian has been at the Theatre of Dreams for a decade and is out of contract in June, with his camp now able to talk to interested clubs.

However, unlike many of his United team-mates whose future is still up in the air, Valencia already appears to have one foot out of the door.

United have just announced a raft of contract renewals which include Anthony Martial, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones - all perceived to have various future sell-on value, with the club's money men wanting to protect themselves.

The Red Devils, though, are conscious Valencia has increasingly suffered with injuries during the past 18 months and is still a big earner on a reputed £120,000-per-week.

United also signed young right-back Diogo Dalot last summer from Porto and want to push the Portuguese prospect even more next season.

Valencia, who was signed from Wigan Athletic for £17m in 2009, has made just nine appearances this term and has featured just once under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

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