Guardiola Looking To Land Valdes

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Pep Guardiola is believed to be looking to land the Spain International Victor Valdes at Allianz Arena.

Valdes was all set to sign for the French club Monaco this summer, but, because of his slow recovery from the injury that he had sustained last season, that deal broke down.

Guardiola had said last week that he feels his squad is a goalkeeper short and he would probably be securing the services of one pretty soon. Now, it seems he had made that statement keeping Valdes in mind only.

As Valdes has already been released by Barcelona, he can be signed on free transfer.

When Guardiola was at helm at Barcelona, Valdes was one of the players whom he was very close to. He had got huge amount of trust in the veteran and he still has. That’s why; he is keen to work with him again.

The first choice goalie in the Munich squad at the moment is Manuel Neuer who is a fantastic player undoubtedly. But, there are question marks over his understudy Tom Starke.

There is a feeling that Starke would never be able to challenge Neuer for the starting spot because he is just not good enough for that and it’s probably the main reason why Guardiola is looking to bring somebody like Valdes in who can keep Neuer on his toes.

Valdes would not be able to feature for the first 10-12 weeks for Bayern if he gets signed as his recovery is supposed to have only half completed as yet. He would be fully fit in November perhaps.

Valdes might have played in the FIFA World Cup 2014 if he had not got injured that severely while playing in a La Liga match in March this year.