VALDES BACKS CESC

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.

BICEPS TOO LARGE

The goalkeeper of Barcelona FC, Victor Valdes, has said that he refused to wear the captain’s armband in the 58th minute of the match against Athletic Bilbao because that armband couldn’t fit in his arms. His biceps were too large for that.

In the match against Bilbao, neither Carles Puyol nor Andres Iniesta was playing. So, in their absence, Xavi Hernandez was captaining the side. But, in the 58th minute, he was substituted by Lionel Messi. So, he had to give that armband to someone else.

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VALDES LIKELY TO LEAVE

The Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is likely to leave Barcelona at the end of his current contract after he has rejected the offer of a new deal the club. Despite being the goalkeeper from one of the most successful clubs in Europe, Valdes has not always been regarded the same breath as Iker Casillas.

The contract of the 30-year-old comes to an end next season. He was recently offered a new contract by Barcelona, but he has rejected the offer saying that he is likely to move on. This has led to the Catalan club being linked with several high profile goalkeepers like Pepe Reina.

VALDES MAY BE RESTED

The Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has revealed that he will be resting on number of key players like Victor Valdes for the match against Cordoba. Barcelona will be taking on the second division club from Spain in the Copa del Rey looking to progress to the next round of the competition.

MICHU BACKS VALDES

The Celtic striker Miku, who is currently on loan at the Spanish club Getafe, has said that he is extremely dumb founded at the reason for the Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes getting a lot of negative press.

NO WORRIES ON VALDES

The Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova has confirmed that he does not have any worries about the current goalkeeper Victor Valdes. The 28-year-old goalkeeper made a costly error in the recent match with Real Madrid, which finished 3-2 in the end.

COMPETITION FOR GOALIE SPOT

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that he does not believe for one moment that he is the first choice goalkeeper at the club. Victor Valdes is undoubtedly one of the best goalkeepers in the world and he has represented the best team in the world right now – Barcelona – for more than 300 games.

This undisputed record will lead to many into believing that Victor Valdes is the undisputed number one at the club. However, the Spanish international has said that he does not see it that way because there is a lot of competition for his place at the club.

VALDES BACKS VILANOVA

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that he will not be surprised if the replacement for Guardiola – Tito Vilanova – proves to be as successful as his predecessor with Barcelona. The club recently appointed the former assistant manager as replacement for Guardiola, who said that he decided to step down from his post as the manager of Barcelona after being burnt out in the last few seasons. Many are expecting a different approach from Barcelona, as Tito Vilanova attempts to build his own team.

VALDES WARY OF PIRLO

Barcelona and Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes has said that he is extremely wary of the threat posed by Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo. The former AC Milan midfielder is one of the established names in world football.

He has been responsible for Juventus winning their first league title since 2003, which is surprising given that AC Milan allowed him to leave on a free transfer only last season. It has proven to be one of the worst decisions by a club in recent seasons after Pirlo has demonstrated his ability to influence the game in a huge manner on more than one occasion.

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