In the midst of reports that goalkeeper Victor Valdes could soon be leaving Barcelona, Sport has announced that the 31-year-old is now beginning talks regarding a new contract.
Both sides want the Catalan keeper to remain in Barcelona. Valdes has even stated that he wishes to retire at Barcelona (via Goal.com).
Valdes has spent 11 years as the Barcelona keeper and his current contract is set to expire in 2014. Both parties expect the negotiations to quickly take place without much problem, and Valdes should be the first Barcelona player to sign a new contract in 2013.
The new contract will most likely include an immense pay increase and an extension.
Eric Abidal and Marc Muniesa are the only two players who have contracts set to expire this year. There is no word yet on talks between the players and the club.
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