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Abidal tells Barcelona star: I have a room waiting for you in Monaco!

Eric Abidal is desperate for a former team-mate of his to join him at AS Monaco - so much so that he has a room waiting for him in his house.

Speculation that Victor Valdes is set to join Monaco this summer is as rife as ever.

The Spanish goalkeeper is leaving Barcelona for certain at the end of the season and can take his pick of a wealth of potential destinations.

But where better than Monaco - a tax haven and home of the rich and famous? Come to think of it, their football team isn't bad, either.

Another caveat for Valdes if he were to join the Ligue 1 side, of course, would be a reunion with former Barca team-mate Eric Abidal.

For his part, the Frenchman has a room in his house waiting just for the shot stopper...

"If Valdes has the dream to come and play in Monaco, I will welcome him with open arms," Abidal told Cadena SER.

"I have a room for him in my house and I will help him find a house near me!

"I'm very happy in Monaco, there are a lot of good people here and I'm playing every game. I only ever wanted to play football."

Maybe Valdes will be just as happy there, too.

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