Karanka reveals Valdes hopes

Karanka reveals Valdes hopes

Aitor Karanka claims Victor Valdes is not the same keeper he was at Barcelona but hopes he can get back to his best at Middlesbrough.

The Boro chief pulled a transfer coup off in the summer transfer window when he snapped up the 34-year-old former Spain international on a Bosman free transfer after he was left without a team following a fruitless short-lived stint at Manchester United and on loan at Belgian side Standard Liege.