Nou Camp custodian to leave in 18 months?
Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes has stated his intention to not renew his contract when it expires June 30 next year, his agent said Friday.
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Valdes’ representatives told the club of the decision in a meeting Thursday, his agent Gines Carvajal said in a statement sent to AFP and other media.
“The agents of Victor Valdes have informed Barcelona FC in a meeting… of the player’s irrevocable decision not to renew his contract, thus avoiding entering into financial discussions,” the statement said.
The 31-year-old keeper has been at Barcelona since 2002.
Valdes’ Facebook page was flooded with more than 700 comments from fans, some angry at the timing of the mid-season announcement, others pleading with him to stay, asking why he wanted to go, or just wishing him the best.
Barcelona are currently 11 points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid at the top of La Liga, and a massive 18 points ahead of perennial rivals and defending champions Real Madrid.