Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is considering a move for Barcelona stalwart keeper Victor Valdes on a day where more news emerged on the club’s failure to land Radamel Falcao.
The last thing football fans need now is more transfer speculation but that is what they will have to endure as The Star reports that Brendan Rodgers is keen on snapping up Victor Valdes. The player is a free agent and therefore can be signed at any time; transfer window restrictions do not a apply.
He has been sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury since March but should be fit to take the field again by December. The current reserve keeper at Anfield, Brad Jones signed for £2.3 million from Middlesbrough in 2010, is not seen as an adequate back up to incumbent Simon Mignolet and Brendan Rodgers feels he needs competition for the goalkeeping berth. The Spaniard, who was set for a move to Ligue 1 side Monaco before injury struck could provide this.
As Liverpool fans take stock of what has been an eventful transfer window, it has emerged that Colombian Radamel Falcao was the striking target that boss Brendan Rodgers really wanted to land. The superstar’s Dad was reported in The Star as saying that offers were coming in from numerous sources in the hectic conclusion to the transfer window.
“Juventus, Manchester City, Liverpool also approached him and Arsenal at the last minute. Fortunately, he ended up at Manchester United, a great team that he has to lead forward.”
He also implied that the Monaco legend’s first choice would have been Real Madrid in the slightly bizarre interview where he employed the unusual analogy of a trip to the drapery store to explain the politics of a multimillion pound race to sign his son.
“Things did not happen with Real Madrid because, if you have money and you go to the shops to buy a shirt or trousers, you have to decide if you buy it or not. So Real Madrid opted not to do it and you can’t do anything about that. Apart from that, I don’t know. I have a feeling they wanted the player to offer himself as a gift with a number of conditions and things like that.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.