Liverpool to finalise move for former Barcelona legend next month

The transfer window may be closed, but Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool have backed out of the market just yet, reports the Daily Mail. The Reds are looking to finalise a deal for the former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes in October.

The Spanish international is still operating as a free agent, having been laid off by Barcelona this summer. However, the player is still recovering from cruciate ligament damage, and will not be fit until next month. Only then will Liverpool conduct a medical with him and arrange personal terms.

Valdes had been lined up for a move to Monaco, until he was struck down by injury in March. He is no longer on the radar of the French principality side, but could offer a perfect solution to Liverpool’s slight goalkeeping concern. At present, there is little in the way of serious threat to Simon Mignolet, but Valdes’ arrival is expected to generate top-level competition.

Liverpool had one of the busiest transfer windows, as Rodgers looked to prepare for his club’s reintroduction into the Champions’ League, and also to replace Luis Suarez who was sold to Barcelona for around £75 million. However, Anfield was unable to bring in an established goalkeeping talent, and might feel that they will require another shot-stopper before the season is out.

Updated: September 5, 2014 — 1:05 pm
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