Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is set to undergo a medical with Liverpool with the Anfield club ready to offer the free-agent a two year deal.

Valdes had agreed terms with Monaco after announcing his intensions to see out his Barcelona contract early last season, but a serious knee injury made Monaco withdraw their offer for the Spanish goalkeeper and it now looks like Liverpool will be the beneficiaries.

Valdes suffered the injury in March and as a result missed the World Cup in Brazil but Brendan Rodgers rates the 32-year-old enough and it is thought that he would replace Simon Mignolet as the first choice goalkeeper at Anfield.

Almost back to full fitness, Valdes will undergo extensive tests during the international break and it is expected that he will sign a deal with the Premier League club. 

Valdes will join Spanish fullbacks Alberto Moreno, Jose Enrique and Javier Manquillo along with attacking midfielder Suso, though the latter is thought to be close to joining AC Milan at the end of the season once his contract expires. 

Mignolet is rated as a good shot stopper though he is poor at commanding his area, a weakness that has allowed Liverpool to concede a lot of goals through set pieces this season because the Belgian is reluctant at coming out and claiming crosses.

Valdes meanwhile will provide more than enough competition as well as provide invaluable experience in the Champions League having spent 12 years at Nou Camp, 11 of which he was first choice.

 

 

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