According to ESPN, Brendan Rodgers is weighing up a move for ex FC Barcelona stopper Victor Valdés.
Apparently Rodgers is interested in bringing Valdés to Anfield to provide some healthy competition for their Belgian stopper Simon Mongolet despite the fact that the former Barça keeper will be out of action until November with a damaged knee ligament.
Valdés left the Catalan giants at the end of last season claiming that he wanted to try “new cultures”. he was heavily tipped to join Monaco but the fact that he got injured towards the end of last season, put that plan on hold. Valdés is seeking legal action against Monaco for what he says is a breach of their pre-contract agreement.
His agent Ginés Carvajal had this to say to Cadena Sur:“We have already said that we would present a complaint against AS Monaco, but I do not know how it will end. Our lawyers have gotten involved and we have full confidence in them.”
As the ex Barcelona keeper is a free agent, Brendan Rodgers may turn his sights on the experienced goalkeeper before the close of the transfer window. Liverpool sold their other Spaniard Pepe Reina to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for £2million this summer.
Rodgers thus hopes to add an experienced keeper to challenge Simon Mignolet and complete a successful summer of transfers for the Anfield outfit, who have signed nine first team players so far. With the great ball control Valdés has along with his ability to play with his feet, the Spaniard would be a great addition to Liverpool.
Other news just in is that Manchester United have signed Radamel Falcao on a season long loan. Louis van Gaal’s Man Utd drew with Burnley at the weekend and the fans are growing impatient.
According to Dominic Campbell on Twitter, he added some thoughtful insight on the whole Manchester United saga:
Utd getting Falcao and Di Maria is the equivalent of giving somebody who needs heart surgery fake tits. Looks nice, but isn’t what’s needed.
— Dominic Campbell (@dom_campbell) September 1, 2014