Barca shot-stopper not changing mind about Nou Camp departure.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes insists his plans to leave the club when his contract runs out at the end of the season haven’t changed, according to Sky Sports.
The 31-year-old has been at the Nou Camp for his whole career, coming up through Barcelona’s youth system before going on to make over 500 appearances for the senior side, helping them to six La Liga titles and three Champions League wins.
However, he is keen to start a new challenge away from his boyhood club, and intends to leave at the end of his current contract, which expires next summer, allowing him to move on a free transfer.
Valdes is likely to have a number of offers coming in for him, and Barca have been forced to prepare for life without their long-serving number one, supposedly lining up the likes of Chelsea’s Petr Cech or Manchester United’s David de Gea as possible replacements.
The Spaniard says he has spoken to the club about his situation, but that he won’t be persuaded to change his mind on his future.
Speaking after yesterday’s 3-2 win over Sevilla, he said: “Always I am a professional.
“I have spoken with the club without problems but my choice has not changed – I am happy for this season and after, I leave.
“I do not need to add more quotes.”
PSG, Monaco, Arsenal and Manchester City are a few of the clubs rumoured to be candidates for his next destination.