There some big news arriving in the Football Transfer Tavern as Paul Brown from the Daily Star indicates to punters that Manchester City could sign Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes in the summer.
The reports come as it emerges that the Spanish shot stopper’s proposed move as a free agent to Monaco is on the verge of collapsing.
The 32-year-old, who has spent his entire career at the Camp Nou, was thought to have agree a pre-contract agreement with the French money-bags outfit.
But Brown explains that the deadline to actually sign the arrangement has now passed which has angered billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev, who is ready to turn his attention to Hannover’s Ron-Robert Zieler instead, and City are poised to take advantage.
When Manuel Pellegrini was asked about Valdes earlier this week the City boss replied: “He’s not in our thoughts right now.”
But Brown informs us that understandably, ahead of their second leg against Barca, they do not want to publicly declare an interest.
Valdes is available for nothing in the summer, and his arrival would certainly heap more pressure on England’s No.1 Joe Hart for next season.
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