Victor Valdes will be donning the Liverpool jersey this autumn, according to reports from Spain this week.
The 32-year-old is available on a free transfer due to his contract with Barcelona expiring this summer while he was recovering from having torn his ACL back in March.
Valdes, who made 535 appearances for Barcelona, has been linked with a move to Merseyside in recent weeks is now “just a medical away from signing for Liverpool” according to Spanish newspaper Marca.
They claim “The Spaniard will be undergoing a medical test at the English club in 15 days and will be donning the ‘Reds’ jersey this autumn.”
That would mean that Valdes will be signed by end of October, and providing he can prove his fitness, would be available for crucial Champions League matches away to Real Madrid in November and at home to FC Basel in December.
He would also provide competition and cover for Simon Mignolet during the busy festive fixture period.
Talks between Liverpool and Victor #Valdes agent about his wage are now started. Not easy deal. #LFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 8, 2014
Comfortable with the ball at his feet, Valdes’ quality and experience would provide a boost for Liverpool.
The three times Champions League winner can hopefully help Mignolet improve his game too, working with him on a daily basis and offering advice to the 26-year-old Belgian.
Valdes, who was expected to join Monaco when his Barcelona contract expired until the French side withdrew from the deal, has previously spoke of wanting to set himself new goals and win things away from the Catalan side.
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