The Catalan club are reeling from the claims that Valdes is set to leave and are in slight shock after thinking the contract extension was a mere formality. Add to this whispers that former manager Pep Guardiola may return to the Camp Nou to lure some of his former players to the Allianz Arena and you have a worried board.
The club are now set to focus on handing new deals to Andres Iniesta and Adriano. Iniesta of course has been at Barcelona for what seems like forever and is regarded as one of the very best on the planet. The diminutive midfielder is vital to the club and they are keen for him to follow Xavi and sign a deal that secures him for the rest of his career.
Adriano is seen as a reliable member of the Catalan side and has been increasingly involved as the season has progressed. Again the run away league leaders have decided that a long-term deal is required for the Brazilian
Iniesta’s contract renewal is seen as a formality but with Paris Saint Germain sniffing round Adriano, the club are less certain when it comes to the full back.