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In an interview with Pete Jenson at the Daily Mail, outgoing Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has hinted that he could sign with a Premier League club in the summer transfer window.
"I've always identified with your [English] football, the way the supporters live the game and the respect they show the players," Valdes said. "It is one of the biggest leagues in the world, with the best clubs in the world and, without doubt, it’s a very good option for me."
Valdes plays the game on edge, so he would relish the up-tempo and adversarial nature of the Premier League.
One of the reasons why he wants out is the psychological toll playing for Barca has had on him, per Sid Lowe at the Guardian: "A year at Barcelona is like two anywhere else. Mentally it's exhausting. I've finished games where I've hardly touched the ball yet I've got to the dressing room dead."
Valdes made two important saves to deny Manchester City centre-forward Edin Dzeko from scoring in Barca's 2-1 win over Manchester City during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg.
Earlier in the season, Valdes made nine saves, including a penalty save in a 4-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.
While he has had moments of indecision, Valdes post-announcement has been excellent in large part this season.