French club Monaco have confirmed that they will not be signing former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes on a free transfer as initially reported. Monaco were seen as the favourites to get the 32-year-old goalkeeper, who left Barcelona after more than a decade. Valdes is currently recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury that he suffered last season. It saw him fail to bid proper goodbyes to Barcelona after being carried on a stretcher in his final appearance for the club. The injury appears to have put his move to a new club in jeopardy.
Barcelona FC has made it clear that in case Victor Valdes decides to cancel an away move, the club can think of giving him a contract extension.
Valdes’ contract with Barcelona is going to get finished at the end of this month and the Spaniard was ready to take a free transfer to the French Club Monaco after that, but, unfortunately, the knee injury that he had established in the latter parts of the last Season got worsened and he had to go under the knife. That led Monaco, which was very keen to secure his services, to withdraw its bid.
After spending 12 years with Barcelona, Victor Valdes has announced his departure from the Spanish club as he will be leaving the club based in Camp Nou with an anterior cruciate ligament which he suffered during Barcelona’s league match against Celta de Vigo.
This injury will be leaving Valdes out of action for the 2014 World Cup as well as he had to miss out from a number of league matches for Barcelona as they had to resort with utilizing Pinto for the last few stages of the season.
Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino has dedicated the 1-0 win over rivals Espanyol to goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who suffered a serious knee injury a few weeks ago.
Barcelona cruised to a 3-0 victory over Celta de Vigo during their latest La Liga match with Neymar scoring on 2 occasions and Messi also managing to mark his name on the score-sheet but the triumph came with a hefty price as Victor Valdes suffered a potentially season ending injury during the match.
It looks like Victor Valdes has his mind set on departing Barcelona despite having his teammates of the Catalan club trying to persuade him to remain where he is right now. While it still is mystery on why the Spanish goalkeeper will be making his way out of one of the best clubs in the world, Valdes spoke about his current situation.
It has been confirmed that Victor Valdes will leave Barcelona – the club he has played for since the start of his career – at the end of the season. He has been widely rumoured to join the likes of PSG and Monaco, while recent interest from Manchester City has also increased.
Previously, it was thought that he would be heading to Bayern Munich for a potential reunion with Pep Guardiola, but it now appears that such a move may not happen after all. Barcelona are already on the lookout for a top goalkeeper in order to replace Valdes at the end of the season.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes recently announced that he will be definitely leaving the club at the end of the season, but that has not prevented him from praising super star Lionel Messi as a god.
Messi is regarded as the best player in the world after having won the last four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards. Valdes has improved dramatically in the last few years and he will find no shortage of interested parties. It is expected that he will announce the decision of his next club in January when he will be free to talk with interested parties.
The manager of Barcelona, Gerardo Martino, has lauded the goalkeeper of his team Victor Valdes for his performance in the recently played La Liga game against Rayo Vallecano.
Valdes made some great saves in that game and helped Barca secure a 4-0 win which took them to the top position in the points table.
Apart from Valdes, the other guy who stood out for Barca in that match was Pedro Rodriguez. He found the net thrice in the game. The 4th goal was scored by Cesc Fabregas.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who has already revealed that he will leave the club at the end of the season, has expressed his confidence over Cesc Fabregas staying at the camp Nou beyond this transfer window.
The former Arsenal midfielder has been heavily linked with a return to Premier league football with Manchester United, who already have had two bids rejected for him. However, they are prepared to be preparing a third bid, which will increase the offer to £ 40 million. It will be hard to resist for Barcelona, who paid only £ 35 million for him in 2011.