Liverpool linked to Barcelona’s want-away goalkeeper Victor Valdes
Liverpool are reportedly considering a shocking move for Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes during the summer transfer window. The Spanish shot-stopper, who has been at Nou Camp since 2002, has been a first-team player since the 2003 season.
Victor Valdes has just 18 months left in his contract Barcelona, which means he could be in market at the end of the season. According to media reports, contract negotiations between Victor Valdes and Barcelona have stalled over unknown issues.
Liverpool are closely monitoring the whole transfer saga as Victor Valdes and Barcelona attempt to find a way to reach reconciliation. However, if Barcelona are unable to re-sign Victor Valdes before the end of the season, the Catalans will surely sell him for a treasure chest rather than losing him for free 12 months later.
Reports flying in from Spain indicate towards a £16 million price tag on Victor Valdes. Liverpool will be more than happy to obtain Victor Valdes’ services for such an amount of money.
Liverpool will probably have to dig deep into their pockets to afford Victor Valdes’ salary. Rumor has it Victor Valdes’s exit from Nou Camp will be credited to Barcelona’s refusal to increase the goalkeeper’s salary.
Pep Reina has been Liverpool’s No.1 choice between the sticks for over seven seasons now. The 30-year-old goalkeeper, who also hails from Barcelona, is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League.
Therefore, signing in Victor Valdes probably means the end of Pepe Reina. The Spain international has been linked to an away move for a while now. Top notch clubs from across Europe have inquired about the intentions of Pepe Reina.
So far, Pepe Reina has shown loyalty to Liverpool, but Champions League action and the chance to earn more money might drive him away from the Merseyside club. Pepe Reina has been linked with moves to Real Madrid and Arsenal in the past, therefore Liverpool might have to face competition during the summer transfer window once again.
Liverpool have recently confirmed interest in the Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland. The young shot-stopper is expected to have a bright future in the England national team.