Former Barcelona goalkeeper, Victor Valdes, has joined newly-promoted Barclays Premier League side, Middlesbrough, on a two-year deal.

The Spaniard who enjoyed trophy-laden 10 years at the Camp Nou moved to Manchester United in January 2015.

But a public fallout with then manager Louis van Gaal – who accused him of refusing to play for the reserves – saw him shipped out to Belgian outfit Standard Liege on loan last season.

However, he has elected to return to England to team up with Middlesbrough, who finished second in the Championship last season, for the 2016-17 campaign.

“You can’t imagine how delighted I am because it’s not usual to bring players like him to recently promoted teams,” Boro boss, Aitor Karanka, told the club’s official website on Thursday.

“I’m really pleased because he is really committed. All the conversations we’ve had he knows why he is here and he is coming to add to what we have.

“He knows how strong this group is. It’s a privilege for us to be able to bring a player like this to the club.”

The 32-year-old FIFA World Cup winner made 20 appearances for the Spanish national team.

He won six La Liga titles with Barca as well as three UEFA Champions Leagues.