MANCHESTER UNITED hero Antonio Valencia is so desperate to return to England that he is willing to play in the league, reportedly.
The full back enjoyed 10 years full of trophies in Old Trafford, which ended when his contract expired in June last year.
Valencia, who is now 34, moved to LDU Quito in his native Ecuador, where he took them to a national cup title.
But now The Athletic claims that a move here could be on the cards after signing with the British agency OmniSports.
It is reported that the former United Valencia captain spent much of the end of December in London and Manchester and wants another round on these shores before hanging up his boots forever.
And it seems that his desire coincides with a finally fit body.
The report continues by adding that Valencia feel they have completely recovered from the thigh problems that have marred much of his last season at United.
Valencia still has a year to conclude its deal with LDU Quito, but they are said to be willing to let it go for a small fee.
SunSport reported last June that David Beckham was looking for Valencia to join his new Inter Miami team.
The duo both had the enormous honor of wearing shirt no. 7 to Manchester United, but the move to the MLS team never materialized.
Valencia signed for United from Wigan in 2009 and won two Premier League titles, one English Cup, two League Cups, three Community Shields and the Europa League.
He was Sir Matt Busby’s player of the year in 2011/12 and won the player of the year in that same season and again in 2016/17.
The former Villarreal man made 277 starts – another 61 appearances as a sub – and scored 25 goals.