Valdes insists Fabregas will stay at Barcelona despite Man Utd’s interest
Victor Valdes is the latest Barcelona player to suggest that Cesc Fabregas won’t be leaving the club for Manchester United. The Spanish goalkeeper is confident Fabregas will stay at Barcelona beyond this season.
Manchester United have been closely linked with Fabregas for the past couple of weeks. Barcelona have rejected two bids from the Premier League champions, but their new manager David Moyes is keen on a third attempt to bring the midfielder to Old Trafford.
Valdes’ thoughts echoed statements from Gerard Pique, Alex Song, Sergio Busquets and other Barcelona players. The 31-year-old shot-stopper claims Fabregas is happy with his stay at Barcelona and has no intentions of moving away.
“I’m confident he’ll stay, I have seen him and he’s excited about this new chapter (at Barca),” Valdes said.
Valdes also confirmed news about his imminent departure from Barcelona. The Barcelona bred goalkeeper claims he will be leave the Catalan club at the end of this season as a free agent. Valdes has refused to ink a contract extension with Barcelona, although club official have pursued him over this matter.
The Spain international is eager to end his legacy at Barcelona on a high. Valdes claims he is eager to bring out his best in his last at Camp Nou.
“This is going to the most special season of my entire career. It’s my last season here and I’m going to give it everything I’ve got,” Valdes told reporters at an event where he committed to a new glove manufacturing company going by the name of Sells.
“I’d like to leave here after lifting the European Cup again. That would be the perfect end to a wonderful period.”
Valdes also talked about the new Barcelona manager Gerardo Martinez. Valdes revealed Martino had big aims and wanted them “to get tired of winning”.
“He’s a very friendly person, a positive person and he has big plans,” Valdes added. “He’ll want to leave his own mark. He has told us that he wants us to get tired of winning.”