Saturday 16 December 2017

Liverpool linked with former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes

Victor Valdes has been a free agent since May
Victor Valdes has been a free agent since May

Tom Sheen

Liverpool are being linked with free agent goalkeeper Victor Valdes.

The former Barcelona man has been without a club since leaving the Catalan giants in May and is now rumoured to be a target of Brendan Rodgers.

It is so far unclear whether Rodgers would intend to use Valdes as competition for Simon Mignolet or as a replacement for the young Belgian.

Mignolet, 26, appears to split opinion between Liverpool fans; e played in every Premier League match last season, keeping 10 clean sheets.

Valdes, 32, played more than 500 matches for Barcelona in a trophy-laden 12-year spell as the club's No 1, winning six titles, the Copa Del Rey twice, the Club World Cup twice and three Champions League trophies.

He last played a game in March after an ACL injury ruled him out for the rest of the season and then the World Cup.

Barcelona moved for Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo this summer.

Valdes agreed a move to Monaco earlier this summer but failed a medical - he is currently believed to be pursuing legal action against the Ligue 1 side. Monaco signed Maarten Stekelenburg from Fulham on loan instead.

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