Initially eyebrows were raised here as we digested the news that not only did Valdes wish to leave when his contract expired in 2014, but the club were not willing to sell him. Cue reports of goalkeeping replacements with Pepe Reina’s dad even claiming that his son would be interested in a return to Catalonia, as reported by The Sun.
We did wonder just why Barcelona would risk allowing the keeper to leave on a free, given that Valdes would be open to a summer move. Now Sandro Rosell has made it clear claiming that the club have not given up hope that their long-term keeper will pen a new deal at the club.
Goal.com report that the president of the club noted: “The Camp Nou has ruled and wants Valdes. The doors are open to continue at the club and I hope he changes his mind and the next experience is continuing as our goalkeeper at the club. ”