Previous
Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid
6:45 PM UTC
Game Details
Hull City
Sheffield Wednesday
4:00 PM UTC
Game Details
United States
Bolivia
12:00 AM UTC May 29, 2016
Game Details
Mexico
Paraguay
9:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Switzerland
Belgium
2:15 PM UTC
Game Details
New York Red Bulls
Toronto FC
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
New England Revolution
Seattle Sounders FC
11:30 PM UTC
Game Details
Montreal Impact
LA Galaxy
12:00 AM UTC May 29, 2016
Game Details
Chicago Fire
Portland Timbers
12:30 AM UTC May 29, 2016
Game Details
Next
ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

Barcelona urge Valdes to stay

Barcelona vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu insists the Spanish giants will not recruit a new goalkeeper in the summer if Victor Valdes decides to see out his current contract at the Camp Nou.

Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is set to be given a chance to impress against Finland
Valds has been unsettled at Barcelona this season

Valdes, 31, has been targeted by Anzhi Makachkala and Arsenal this season, with the Premier League side looking firm favourites to secure his services next season as the Spaniard's future at Barcelona remains uncertain.

But the La Liga leaders have urged Valdes to remain at the club until his current contract expires in June 2014 and Bartomeu claims the Spain international will not be pushed out of the first team next season.

"[President Sandro] Rosell has had contact with Valdes to make it clear that we have to leave the doors open [if Valdes decides to leave]," he said.

"As we prioritise sporting aspects, we prefer to run out the contract until June 2014 rather than sell him this summer. We have no deadline in Valdes' case, one option is to run to the end of his contract and in that case we will not sign a goalkeeper [in the summer]."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.