Antonio Valencia is leaving Manchester United this summer when his contract ends, and could end up at Arsenal or West Ham.
There’s no doubt about it. And that’s from a source very close to the player… his father.
Luis Valencia has been speaking to El Universal in South America and explained that ‘everything has its end’. Thee 33 year old right back has been at Manchester United since moving from Wigan Athletic in 2009 and has a rather packed trophy cabinet to show for his time at the Premier League club.
On top of two Premier League titles, there’s been the Europa League, FA Cup, two League Cups, and three Community Shields.
He’s been captain and carried the famous No.7 shirt for a period before deciding to drop the extra pressure it brings. It’s possible he could be lining up against the club next season, with the Gunners and Hammers as options.
Luis is quoted as saying: “He definitely will not continue in Manchester. He wants to change the air and the club is not going to renew him either. Like everything in life, everything has its end.”
Arsenal and West Ham have both previously been linked with moves for the player, and his father was happy to confirm interest from them and others.
When quizzed on potential destinations, Luis Valencia said: “Arsenal, West Ham, Inter Milan and one from China are options, but in football everything is changing.”
The Manchester United player has a very clear idea of what he wants from a new deal: “He wants to choose the best option, but above all he wants to sign a contract for two years. Not for the money, but for peace and hopefully, he told me, be hired by a team that fights for important things.”