Monday, 13 April 2009

Manchester United wants to sign Valdes

British tabloid The People claims that Manchester United is preparing a 25 million euro° bid for Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes (27).

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson would be wanting to sign a long-term replacement for Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and sees Valdes, whose current contract with Barcelona finishes in June 2010, as a top quality replacement.

Van der Sar agreed a one-year extension earlier this season and Valdes would challenge the Dutch goalkeeper next year before taking over the following season.

Read more:
AC Milan interested in Valdes
Agent Valdes putting pressure on renewal talks
Tottenham was looking for Valdes agent

40 comments:

pep said...

25 million euro =

33 million us dollar
22 million britsh pound

Exarch said...

25 Million = Good Bye Valdes for sure!!!

We can get a young GK and a solid experienced GK for that money.

Naijabarca said...

please take him. Though I don't think he is that bad a goalkeeper but for 25M?? You gotta be kidding me, please take, we would even finance is flight there.

kamikaze kontiki said...

Poor Valdes. 25 mill. A lot of people will run to the bank with that cheque and encash it before someone certifies Fergie's senility.

And that, when coming into the last year of his contract

SimonP said...

From a skill perspective it would be better to have Diego Lopez in the goal but Valdes is so much more then a keeper for us.

He is our last line of defences and he is Barca personified. I would love if he ended his career at Barca.

Iason said...

Valdes is the only goalie that can take the extreme pressure! Besides, I doubt Manchester United are going to pay $25 000 000 for Valdes. I hear they want Diego Alves instead.

Anonymous said...

There is no way this is accurate. Ben Foster is Van Der Saar's long-term replacement

hamad_ali said...

even valdes doesn't beleive it
look at him in the picture
he's like (WTF it's a damn lie ) XD

KAYR said...

all the so called fans who want valdes to leave just because of money are stupid,crazy etc...
valdes has served us for years with some great performances and just because of 25 million you would agree to sell him. do you think we are levante to sell just because of the money that ther offering wich i suppose we have 20 times more. and you call yourself barca fans? you should stop visiting the site you disgraceful people.nuf sed.

noubarca said...

KAYR? Oleguer did serve us, but we all knew BARCA could do with a better playe. Dont call us names. We think we deser a "messi standard keeper" okay, thats too high, we need a "Iniesta standard keeper" cos VV i a "Guddy standard". and I like Guddy but not just the best money can buy

KAYR said...

why change the team if we are winning? is he to old? NO
will he gain experience? YES
do you think barca need the money?
victor valdes, a keeper who plays at the best club in the world and gets payed like a bolton keeper but he never complained even though i know he deserves as much as casillas. just because in some matches like against bayern in the champs league game he was a spectator doesn't mean he should pass the ball to the striker to look to make some saves. look at the recre game he made 2 world class saves. so why don't you go and jump off the bridge. NUF SED.

kamikaze kontiki said...

Sorry, couldn't resist, but, are you saying thats why VV does pass it to the opposing team's strikers? I knew there must be some explanation for it.

Naijabarca said...

KAYR, every individual is entitled to his/her opinion so give yourself some respect and desist from calling people names.

skanjos said...

i like valdes but if he wants to get paid as much as messi or xavi or iniesta then he should know his place and leave.i am getting really tired of hearing from his manager speaking to the press,either sign new contract or leave ,same goes for eto

barca4life said...

If fergie offers 25 mill txiki better hop a private jet and fly to manchester immediately to sign that deal and he'd better hurry before fergie sobers up. Only one condition, no refunds :).

KAYR said...

skanjos so every player with rumours or contracts to be negociated should leave then sorry but you will end up with 5 players.
kamikaze, maybe that's the reason.
naijabarca, if you have an opinion like yours please don't publish it.
NUF SED.

KAYR said...

haha funny barca4life, do you know how to play football before you publish non funny comments like this?

sashi said...

i beg to differ wit most ppl here... VV is the guy for us... who do u think is the top quality keeper qho can replace VV? also, everyone makes mistakes... Van der sar has done a bunch this season... everyone laughed at Bruno Alves this past week...( and we are gonna sign him!!! wtf???) Cech was the reason Czech lost the world cup match to Turkey... come on guys...

everyone makes mistakes... its only a matter of whether the mistakes are more than the saves and i definitely feel tat he has made more saves than the mistakes...

its jus tat we are such a massive club tat each mistake is like an earthquake on VV's head... how many goals has gone in bcoz of VV's mistakes? 4? 5? max 6... definitely not more... how many saves has he done? top notch saves? he saved the El Classico for us... tat counts for 2 saves and many many more...

so lets b content wit VV n support him... i think Diego Lopez would kill himself looking at the pressure at Barca...

i would say bye to VV only for Iker or Buffon... Else VV is gud enuf!

hamad_ali said...

hey kayr what are u ? valdes's mother ? defending him like that .
all the guys said that the offer was too good to turn down , for a goal keeper .
i never wish anyone any harm but barcelona come first , if you were asked if you'd rather still have ronaldinho and deco in the team when they lost their passion for the club and started some problems on and off the pitch , would u say yes? , i don't think so .
so stop calling people names for expressing their opinion .
what barca4life said was funny and just before accusing him of not playing football , do u?
do u even watch barcelona games? i'm sure u were very happy when valdes cost us the match against espanyol and i'm sure you'll be very happy if valdes costs us la liga just like i'm sure that u are a madridesta .
nuff said.

jazzy said...

hmmm..maybe thats the case here..

@ sashi
you're right theres not enough world class GK in the world so we could easily buy one :p
like everybody had said, VV need a competition. thats why i'd like barca to buy asenjo (cuz hes young,cheap and good) or maybe frey (cuz..he cost nothing :p). than we can trully see how good VV handle the pressure.
btw, lol barca4life..this might be the best deal SAF can get before he retires.. w/ 25mil its really something.. :p

M4V3R1K said...

25 million is a lot of money, and seriously think this is a rumour.

@sashi I agree with you, unless we find a good GK who is world class we cant sell VV. Having said this I differ with some of the people here that VV >= Iker ?? Guys seriously .. no way man, eventhough you are a die hard fan of Valdes you cant say that.

@KAYR Dude we are all die hard fans of Barca, and I dont know the definition of "fan" in your book. Everybody is entitled to have their own opinion and the way you are making your point is not right. Nobody hates barcelona players they think we need better than Valdes. But at the moment he is the best option we got.

barca4life said...

Lets keep sime perspective here. The most expensive gk in the world is buffon who cost close to 50 million euros, followed by peruzzi who cost 18 million euros. Craig gordon is the most expensive goalkeeper in the EPL costing just about 12 million euros. So for man utd to offer us 25 million euros it would mean that valdes would be the 2nd most expensive gk in history. Given that valdes cant make the spanish national team at the moment, i think it would make a great deal of sense to consider such an offer and move for one of frey, de gea, asenjo, akinfeev, ochoa, ustari, frey, karmeni, lastuvka or possibly amelia or de sanctis.

barcaaaaa said...

This certainly can't be true.. maybe Valdes's agent want to give some ripple on the renew contract negotiation :p

sashi said...

may be VV isn't as gud as Iker... i agree... but we wont be having any gud options to buy from... tats why i say we keep VV... buy any youth keeper to challenge him... no issues.... keep VV as the first choice... if the new kid is gud enuf to push for a starting place, then we can think about sayin gud bye to VV but i doubt it...

bcoz whoever comes in, may be asenjo, wont be able to handle the pressure at a massive club like Barca...stick to VV...

kamikaze kontiki said...

Casillas made his debut at 17 for RM. There are other big clubs besides Barca and many keepers such as for instance, Buffon have made their name after arriving at a big club. Buffon as far as I know has only played at Parma and Juventus and he shifted to Juve at the age of 21. I agree that we should try to keep VV (although not in the face of a 25mill offer but that is surely untrue) and buy a backup GK but I dont buy this argument of other keepers not being able to handle the pressure. Every keeper in the top clubs faces the same sort of pressure and Valdes' is easier than others because he is called into play on lesser occassions in a game.

FC BARCA said...

If this is true take the 25 mil and sign Asenjo. But I doubt Fergi would spend 25 mil on Valdes.

noubarca said...

And the winner of the "most loyal barca fan" award goes to KAYR. We all 8 Barca. He is the only one who loves Barca. Give him the cheque book and let him pay the no4 spanish keeper same as Iker. Rivalry hasnt blinded me mate. We all know who is better. barca keepers dont have much to do as we always have almost 75% in every game. So if he makes 2 saves, that might have be all he has to do in 90mins. We can do better (long term)

Anonymous said...

I dont understand these statements about valdes being "the last line of defense"..Arent all keepers such. If youre refering to valdes being a good sweeper keeper, i completely disagree compared to some of the other top keepers. Hes not that fast to react coming off the line, and often misjudges the distance. From watching epl, I am impressed by the keeping standard. I keep thinking, why cant Barca get as good.

I think barca do need a good sweeper keeper. Valdes isnt one.

Radumus said...

Top Spanish Keepers:

1. Iker Cassilas
2. Pepe Reina
3. Diego Lopez
4. Andres Palop
5. Manuel Almunia
6. Victor Valdes

Nuff said.

Subhashis said...

After reading thru all your post, dont have much to say. But I think the report of Man Utd buying VV for 25M euro before his last year of contract lacks credibility, it is false. SAF cannot go that nuts or dumb.
For now, I will keep VV. He is not the best keeper around, no doubt. But I liked what someone said here, buy a young keeper, and that guy will push VV for the top spot. Let VV start, and the young guy will learn to handle pressure at Barcelona under VV. It is really tough to cope up with the pressure of playing in a club at Barca's magnitutde, that too the goal-keepers position.

M10 said...

manchester united and valdes shouldnt even be in the same sentence, this is and obvious rumor and its not gonna happen and stop shitting on valdes, hes a good keeper but not the best, our style of play has a knack for defensive errors thus conceding goals, so dont point at valdes, and i believe valdes is the best keeper from spain behind casillas and diego lopez

the best keeper in the world could play for barca and make these so called mistakes

R10FCB said...

for 25 mil i would sell. buy someone young and talented like ustari or my favourite asenjo.

Anonymous said...

funny how everyone says they would sell, like it matters. Why dont you all send your applications to replace Laporta. Then and only then someone might give a shit about who you "want" to sell.

Valdes isnt going anywhere. every goalie makes mistakes and 98% of you idiots need to realize that.

R10FCB said...

maybe you should read the story posted on this blog just before this one then we might give a shit about what you think anon.
yeah ok we get it, we arnt managers who get to make these decisions, but these are all our opinions and ideas, and there is nothing wrong with telling our ideas and opinions to each other.

jazzy said...

@anon
this is what blogs, forum and discussion is all about. to share our opinions and everyone has their own.
thats why its so fun.
if you want valdes to stay just say your opinions, ideas, and arguments. dont disrespect us buy calling us names..

noubarca said...

@ last anon who is not an "idiot". If Barca recieved a £250M for Messi and the club wants to sell, you are likely gonna say "dont sell for any amount".. but would it count for SH!T? Hell no.. but its still your opinion and you have your F**KING right to it.

bluess said...

seems a certain someone is trying to invade and disrupt the peace of this blog..
peace will prevail :p

Knives Out said...

Seems like an obvious rumour :)
Unless Fergie is smoking some Spanish crack.. haha. In any case, if they are really serious about our custodian, then we should let them have him. We could most definitely invest in at least one (if not two) good goal keepers then. I don't know about Pinto but Jorquera is probably going to leave Barca at the end of the season anyway.
Which paves way for Asenjo and perhaps even Frey to step in and fill VV's shoes.

I guess only time will tell, though.

Anonymous said...

Sell , Sell , Sell !!!

hieifcb said...

My opinion:
the only keeper i liked in Barca was Victor Baia, all other keepers wasnt tht fantastastic as him =)

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