Deadline Day: Liverpool To Sign Victor Valdes In One Month’s Time To Give Injury Chance To Heal

Chris Wright

1st, September 2014


By Chris Wright

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As you may well be aware, Liverpool have entered talks with the representatives of former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes today over a possible move to Anfield.

However, the Independent are claiming that despite the two party’s initial talks ending positively, Liverpool are keen to hold fire on the move until next month in order to let the cruciate knee ligament injury he sustained while playing for Barca in March continue to heal.

Valdes, a free agent since his contract at the Camp Nou dwindled to nowt at the end of the season, had previously been linked with a move to Monaco.

However, it would seem that a move to Ligue 1 is now kaput, with the Reds keen to sign the Spanish international stopper us as cover/competition for incumbent N0.1, Simon Mignolet as, let’s face it, Brad Jones is a little bit not very good.

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  1. Billious says:

    Now lets be honest and call a spade a spade Brad Jones is absolute crap.

  2. Dr Poth says:

    Mignolet isn’t much better.

  3. JuanosDios says:

    I’ve always felt Valdes was underrated. He’ll work well for Liverpool. Great with the ball at his feet, and a good distributor of the ball, on the ground at least. Outstanding behind a high line, with his instincts and one on one shot stopping ability. Funny, I used to think Mignolet and Courtois were equals. The more I see of Mignolet, the shakier he looks. Courtois, on the other hand, is already close to world class. Incredible athlete.

  4. Maria says:

    JuanosDios – I’m not sure Valdes was ever underrated. 1st choice for Barça, always around the Spanish team too. Sure, he’s a good ‘keeper and shotstopper, but was always prone to flapping at crosses. He’d also misjudge his forays out of the area. This was mitigated by Puyol marshaling the defence so well, but he’d often but his team in trouble. I’m a Barça fan btw so have no agenda.

    Liverpool should have kept Reina.

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