Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia could be leaving the club this summer. Local reports suggest the 30-year-old would be the surprise signing of a Mexican club, as the transfer could be done in a few days.
Club América expect to make big signings to celebrate their 100th anniversary, and the rumours have started to grow after the club president revealed they are buying a player who’s currently in Europe.
“The third signing will be done in the next few days, there are only a few details left and he’s playing in Europe”, said Ricardo Peláez.
According to Fernando Schwartz, from Tiempo Real, America would be signing Antonio Valencia from Manchester United and Ricardo Álvarez from Sampdoria.
The article doesn’t give much details about the transfer, but the news has spread quickly in Mexico and Ecuador in the last few hours.
Antonio Valencia is currently in the United States, where he’s playing the Copa America Centenário with the Ecuadorian national team.
Valencia signed for Manchester United from Wigan in 2009 for £14m. He wasn’t very used by Louis van Gaal in the last season, as the player made only eight starts in the Premier League, but that was partly down to injury.
Antonio Valencia’s contract with Manchester United expires in June 2017.