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Football: Valdes refuses to renew Barca contract

Published on Jan 18, 2013 8:03 PM
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(Left to right) Barcelona's Carles Puyol, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and Victor Valdes listen during a news conference held by Barcelona's president Sandro Rosell at Ciutat Esportiva in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on Dec 19, 2012. Valdes will not renew his contract when it expires June 30 next year, his agent said on Friday, Jan 18, 2013. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BARCELONA (AFP) - Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes will not renew his contract when it expires June 30 next year, his agent said Friday.

Valdes' representatives told the club of the decision in a meeting Thursday, his agent Gines Carvajal said in a statement sent to AFP and other media.

"The agents of Victor Valdes have informed Barcelona FC in a meeting... of the player's irrevocable decision not to renew his contract, thus avoiding entering into financial discussions," the statement said.

The 31-year-old keeper has been at Barcelona since 2002.

 
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