Long-serving Barca star set for summer exit.
Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes admits he would be tempted by a move to Ligue 1 giants Monaco next summer when his contract expires, according to Sky Sports.
The 31-year-old has been at the Nou Camp for his entire career and has made the decision to let his current deal run out and leave on a free transfer next season.
This has seen the talented Spaniard linked with a whole host of top European clubs, though it seems that Monaco may now be the favourites to land him next year, as he has expressed interest in a move to Ligue 1 and Claudio Ranieri’s side in particular.
PSG have also been linked with Valdes, though big-spending Monaco could make him the latest big-name addition to their side next season after bringing in some high-profile purchases this summer.
The likes of Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho and James Rodriguez have all moved to Monaco this season as Ranieri looks to build a side capable of challenging PSG for the title, and the experienced Valdes would be another quality addition for the team as they continue to grow.
Valdes spoke fondly of Monaco and of his former team-mate Eric Abidal, another player to move there recently.
“Ligue 1 attracts me a lot – Monaco or elsewhere in France,” Valdes told Telefoot.
“This is one of my options. [My future] is in the hands of my representatives. But Monaco is a good option.
“I know that Abidal is very happy at Monaco and I am good friends with him. I consider him a brother.
“He is an example as a human being. To go back and play at his side again could be very special.”