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Henry Trying To Persuade Barcelona’s Victor Valdes To Sign For Arsenal

By on March 11, 2013

Despite the transfer window being closed there is still plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Thierry Henry is helping Arsenal try to sign Victor Valdes.

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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is helping out his former side by trying to persuade Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes to move to the Emirates in the summer, according to the Express.

The report claims boss Arsene Wenger has made the Spanish stopper one of his priority signings this summer and speculation has been rife that Valdes could be on the move at the end of the season after he recently announcing he won’t be signing a new contract at the Nou Camp.

With his current deal due to expire in 2014, it seems the Spanish champions may be keen to cash-in this summer with the Express suggesting that Arsenal are set to table an opening offer of £8.5m and former Gunner Henry is understood to be ‘working on’ trying to persuade his former Barca team-mate to move to the Emirates.

Another goalkeeper is certainly required for next season and ideally we need someone experienced who can seriously push Wojciech Szczesny for the number one jersey, and 31-year-old Valdes could fit the bill nicely.

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Szczesny’s form has dipped this season and I feel much of this is down to him not having any serious competition behind him, so I would welcome the arrival of Valdes this summer and he would join a growing Spanish contingent that already includes Mikel Arteta, Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal.

Do you think Arsenal need a new goalkeeper? Would you like to see Valdes arrive this summer? Get involved in the comments section below.

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4 Comments

  1. toks

    March 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    What for, i dont think valde is an alternative to schezzny.The question is what positive contribution has valde made to assist barcelonia. He is not the type of goalkeeper that arsenal is looking for. Let wenger and the board get their priorities right. Arsenal main problem is getting an aggresive attacker and a solid defensive midfielder.

  2. Brian N

    March 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I agree with “toks” ie agresive attacker & solid defensive midfielde.

  3. Clarence

    March 11, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Why would Henry do that? That keeper Victor Valdes NOT GOOD. While I agree that schezzny needs competition that man is not the answer.bless

  4. Israel

    March 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    W need player lik begovic who hv epl xeperience nt lik v v cz it w take tym 4 him b4 2 understand our league

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