Report: Victor Valdes “rejects” Liverpool trial request

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has, according to a report on Sunday, rejected Liverpool’s request of a trial to prove his fitness ahead of a proposed free transfer move.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, May 6, 2009: Barcelona's goalkeeper Victor Valdes during the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Spanish shot stopper has been sidelined with an ACL injury since March, with his contract at Barcelona having expired over the summer, making him available to sign for a new club outside of the transfer window.

Liverpool have been linked with the 32-year-old for some time, however, according to The Sunday People, he’s now turned down Brendan Rodgers’ request to spend four days at Melwood on trial to prove his fitness.

If true and a compromise cannot be found, the failure to land the experienced Spaniard would be a blow to Liverpool and Rodgers, who has been keen to acquire competition for Simon Mignolet.

Earlier reports this month had suggested Rodgers was confident of acquiring Valdes so perhaps a solution can be found.

Reports on Friday had claimed that talks had begun between the two parties, but that they would not be “easy” – something that is seemingly proving true so far.


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