Barca want new keeper for free

Date: 28th January 2013 at 1:43 pm
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degea.jpgThey are not exactly known for their big spending ways, but here at the Football Transfer Tavern, even we are surprised about the news coming from Marca who claim Barcelona will look to sign a goalkeeper for free.

The club were of course slightly shaken by the news that Victor Valdes planned on seeing out his contract and leaving the club in 2014 and many thought he would simply be sold to raise funds. Marca however claim that the keeper will not only be allowed to leave on a free but that the Catalan giants wish to sign a new keeper for free.

The reason for this is – according to the Spanish press- that Barca do not wish to exceed a budget of 50 million euros, and 30 of these are allegedly allocated for Neymar. The club either wish to bring in someone on a free who is out of contract or would be willing to allow a straight swap for Valdes. This will of course alert Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson who has been glancing at the Spanish keeper as a replacement for David De Gea in recent weeks, according to The Times.

There is also the option for Barcelona to attempt to convince Valdes to pan a new deal – something they have not totally given up hope on.

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0 thoughts on “Barca want new keeper for free

  • simon
    3 years ago

    Honestly is this a joke? I genuinely can’t believe you were allowed to actually submit this article.

    Firstly why on earth would Utd want to swap De Gea, a keeper which cost 17 million a year ago with a keeper who has 1 year left, a keeper who is average at best and another Spanish keeper who has similar flaws to De Gea.
    De Gea is already a better keeper, people who watch Spanish football know that Valdes has arguably been Barcelona’s worst player for the last few years and the only reason why he gets any recognition is because of who he plays for. He is nowhere near the level of other top keepers.
    I will agree that they will come knocking for De Gea soon enough, and he will definitely want to go home at some point, however in the mean time it wouldnt shock me if Barcelona try and push through a youngster from the academy.

    Oh and lastly, where are you getting the 30 million for Neymar, he will go for near double that price.

    I hate these rubbish articles with zero quotes,anyone can come up with this nonsense

  • stevo
    3 years ago

    I liked Simons reply more then this joke of an article, who the hell let this woman publish such nonsense