Antonio Valencia's Father Says He 'Definitely' Won't Stay at Manchester United | Bleacher Report

VALENCIA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 12: Antonio Valencia of Manchester United during the UEFA Champions League match between Valencia v Manchester United at the Estadio de Mestalla on December 12, 2018 in Valencia Spain (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen / Soccrates / Getty Images)

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Manchester United will defender Antonio Valencia will "definitely" leave Old Trafford in the club when the contract expires, according to the defender's father.

Luis Valencia told El Universo (h / t Sport Witness) that the 33-year-old could stay in the Premier League with Arsenal one of several potential destinations for the veteran.

"He definitely will not continue in Manchester. He has no end of it, he has everything at its end," he said. "Arsenal, West Ham, Inter Milan and one from China are options, but in football everything is changing."

Manchester United to appear to allow Valencia to depart on a free after 10 years with the club.

The Red Devils had the option to trigger a one-year extension on his current deal but that deadline has passed, for Simon Stone at BBC Sport.

Valencia will reportedly be replaced as club captain by Paul Pogba:

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he is unsure about Valencia's future needs to see him back in action for the Red Devils, for Zinny Boswell at Sky Sports.

"At the moment I'm not sure if Man United and Antonio will agree on [a deal for] the next year. He's not 100 per cent fit, he's had a fantastic career here at Manchester United and in England. Premier League winners left in the dressing room.

"It is up to you to get the pitch in the next few months. He can hopefully get the pitch to show what he can do."

The fitness of the season before the end of the season:

Valencia has been a key player for Manchester United but poor form and injuries has limited to eight appearances all season and only one in 2019.

Solskjaer has opted to use Ashley Young at right-back, with 19-year-old Diogo Dalot also featured and impressed in his first season with the club.

Manchester United since joining the club in 2009. He started off as a winger before dropping into defense and has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, League Cup and the UEFA Europa League with the Red Devils.

However, there is a sense that his long career at the club is coming to an end and it would be a little surprise if he were to depart.

He is likely to attract attention from other clubs, as he remains an experienced defensive option who does not look like


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