Saturday, 6 June 2009

Three candidates to become back-up of Valdes

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo claims that Barcelona is looking to replace Barcelona third goalkeeper Albert Jorquera (30), who will most probably leave in the summer.

After having searched the market for several months, the possible candidates would have been reduced to a short-list of three: Real Valladolid goalkeeper and Spanish youth international Sergio Asenjo (19), Mallorca goalkeeper Miguel Àngel Moyà (25 - picture) and Recreativo Huelva goalkeeper and Real Sociedad loan out Asier Riesgo (25).

Asenjo was the main option but the player would want to become the first-choice goalkeeper at his new club and seems now very close to joining Atlético Madrid (read more here). Moyà and Riesgo would accept to be the back-up of Valdés and both are expected to leave their clubs during the transfer window.

Mallorca wants to sell one of their three goalkeepers and thinks Moya, who would be delighted to join Barcelona, could get them a higher fee than Dudu Aouate and Germán Lux. Moyà, whose contract expires in 2011, was last summer already close to an exit, and Mallorca president Mateo Alemany would now feel morally obliged to let him go if an offer from a big club comes in.

Because of the economic situation of the club, second division team Real Sociedad has informed Riesgo's agent that they plan to sell the goalkeeper this summer. Barcelona would already have asked for Riesgo and the transfer fee wouldn't be more than 1 million euro°. Villarreal would also be interested in the Basque goalkeeper.

Read more:
Who could replace Valdes?
Scouting report recommends transfer Asenjo
Barcelona managing list of four goalkeepers


pep said...

1 million euro =

1,3 million us dollar
0,9 million british pound

skanjos said...

i think moya is a great keeper i would welcome year we will have valdes,pinto,moya i think we are quite solid in the gk area.

my opinion would be to sell pinto and go for asenjo,and promote oier for 3rd keeper,that way we will have valdes/asenjo/oier .so valdes and asenjo can play the league/cl matches and give minutes of cup games to oier.gks must rotate more to have them all ready in case of injury.

has valdes signed a new contract?if not we should cash him cause his contract expires next season and we definetly should go for asenjo then.asenjo/pinto/oier or asenjo/moya/oier

its all crap i dont care about the goalkeeper position at all give me some midfielder and attacker transfers hehe

Anonymous said...

riesgo is good choise.

Anurag said...

riesgo has impressed me in what little games i have seen him play. he is a good shot stopper, pity he is in a shit club. could be good for barca

peter said...

Buy Asenjo and loan him to athletico maybe? If they would accept it.

LeónDragón said...

...moya was superb at our last game against mallorca...

tero said...

There's no need to sell Pinto, he is at least as good as VV...getting old maybe but still a good back-up...we didn't get Asenjo but we could promote Oier as a 3rd keeper

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