Spain expert Balague comments on Valdes to Liverpool transfer news

Victor Valdes

In the latest Liverpool news, Brendan Rodgers could add yet another player to the Anfield roster - as former Barcelona goalkeeper could join the books.

All that is holding up Victor Valdes's free transfer to Liverpool is a medical examination.

That is the view of Spain and La Liga expert Guillem Balague, who believes that all the signs are indicative that Liverpool's recruitment policy is still not yet complete as Brendan Rodgers could soon announce his ninth signing since the summer transfer window opened.

Valdes is no longer attached to previous club Barcelona and, because of his employment status, the Spaniard is unaffected by the embargo that prohibits players being traded from one club to another.

Balague confirmed to Bleacher Report that "Liverpool and Valdes have agreed personal terms and that Rodgers and Valdes share a mutual admiration of each other."

Balague elaborated: "Rodgers loves how Valdes can effectively play almost as a sweeper as much as a goalkeeper, and the skills that make him one of the best distributors of the ball ever to play the game.

"The Liverpool manager also admires the intensity with which the Spaniard approaches all aspects of games and, above all, his passion."

A medical examination will take place next month, confirmed Balague, before adding that Valdes's agent Gines Carvajal claimed that the shot stopper "would play for a big club before Christmas".

Valdes, at 32-years-old, already has six La Liga titles, a hat-trick of Champions League winners medals and was a part of the FIFA World Cup winning squad in 2010 and UEFA 2012.

Injury affected the end of his Barcelona tenure but, regardless, Balague believes it would only be a matter of time before he competes again as he as "a strong personality and has undisputed talent."

He concluded: "It will not take long for him to be Liverpool's number one."

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