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Victor Valdes stuns Barcelona after telling them he wants to quit

Goalkeeper's decision will alert Premier League sides

Victor Valdes has confirmed he plans to leave Barcelona, alerting potential suitors in England.

The goalkeeper’s representatives tonight informed the club that the player had made up his mind not to extend his current deal, which runs out in 2014. Barcelona directors were stunned the 30-year-old, who has been in the first team for a decade, did not even want to hear the club’s offer.

Valdes said several weeks ago he wanted to experience playing football in other countries before he retired.