Manchester United are ready to allow Antonio Valencia’s contract to run down and let the wideman leave Old Trafford on a free transfer next summer, according to The Sun.

The Ecuador international has been on the Red Devils’ books since 2009 and is Jose Mourinho’s first-choice right-back at the Premier League club currently.

However, speculation in the press continues to circulate over the Portuguese trainer wanting a new star in the defensive position, with Valencia being viewed as a stop-gap currently.

The South American speedster is more adept at playing on the wing, but the 31-year-old has proven to be more than capable of playing in a full-back role also.

Valencia’s current contract expires at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season, with the report stating that the player is concerned that talks over a potential extension have not been mentioned as yet.

United have been frequently linked with Monaco right-back Fabinho in recent times as the Ecuadorian’s possible replacement.



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