Antonio Valencia Emerges As Shock Transfer Target For Sheffield United - USA DAILY NEWS

Antonio Valencia Emerges As Shock Transfer Target For Sheffield United

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Antonio Valencia has emerged as a shock transfer target for newly
promoted Sheffield United.

This news comes
hours after rumours that Franck Ribery could be swayed by a move to Bramall Lane this summer.

Sport
Witness
have reported that a variety of clubs have
been linked with the free agent, following his departure from Old
Trafford after ten years this summer.

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Image: PA

These have
included clubs in the MLS, Turkey and his native Ecuador.

However it seems to be ‘The Blades’ are seriously interested in the 33-year-old
and they have reportedly ‘submitted a proposal’ to the
Ecuadorian.

Valencia departed
Old Trafford after ten years this summer after a very notable career
with United, who he signed for from Wigan Athletic in 2009.

Following a
horrific leg break in 2010, Valencia returned to the United first
team and won their Player of the Year award in 2012.

Following this,
he was given the legendary number 7 shirt for a season but decided to
switch back to the number 25.

Valencia’s last years at United involved him predominantly playing
as a right-back before his departure.

He ended his
United career having won the Premier League twice as well as two
Carabao Cups, an FA Cup and Europa League.

Image: PA
Image: PA

He is said to be
waiting for the end of the Copa America before making a decision on
his future.

If United manage to sign Valencia as well as Ribery, then Chris
Wilder’s side could be surprise packages this season.

Ribery
left Bayern at the end of the season after 12 years at the club but
the 36-year-old is looking for his next challenge rather than
retiring and it could be in England.

Which of the two are more likely to be playing at Bramall Lane next
season? Let us know in the comments below.

Daniel Marland

Daniel has been a SPORTBible contributor for a number of months and covers a variety of sports including football & wrestling, where he has spoken to WWE wrestlers Bayley & Triple H. He also has past experience working at Manchester United, where he once held a door open for Nicky Butt.

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