Liverpool’s move for former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has moved another step closer to completion, with Spanish outlet AS reporting that the player is on the cusp of undergoing a medical with the Anfield club.
@English_AS: Valdés to Liverpool move drawing closer.Player to undergo a medical that will determine the conditions of a move http://t.co/DJnZDRgx5w
Should Valdes pass the medical, it is expected that he will agree a deal to join the Reds.
Liverpool have been consistently linked with a move for the Spanish stopper, despite having not looked to recruit another goalkeeper in the summer.
Current first choice, Simon Mignolet, has failed to impress since the start of the new season, and that may have impacted upon Brendan Rodgers’s thinking.
The only competition between the sticks available to the manager in the squad is Brad Jones, who has never proven himself to be up to Premier League standard.
Valdes agreed a move to Monaco last season, and let his contract with Barcelona expire as a result.
However, he suffered an injury late in the campaign, with Monaco cancelling the deal as a result.
Therefore, Liverpool have a chance to pounce, although they clearly want to do their research on the player’s fitness before committing to what would be an expensive move.