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Barcelona goalkeeper urged to join AS Monaco

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Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has been encouraged to join the French revolution going on at AS Monaco by former teammate Eric Abidal, reports Goal.com.

The former Barca defender left Camp Nou upon the expiry of his contract in the summer, and joined Claudio Ranieri in France, where he has since been appointed captain of the Ligue 1 side.

Now Abidal wants the 31-year-old Spanish stopper to follow him to Stade Louis II after he recently announced his intention to leave the club when his deal comes to an end at the end of the 2013/14 campaign.

"Monaco would be a good option for Victor if we play in the Champions League next season," the full-back told Cadena COPE.

Reflecting on his time at Barcelona, Abidal insists he has nothing but fond memories, after winning four La Liga titles and lifting the Champions League trophy twice under the former stewardship of Pep Guardiola.

In more recent times, the former France international saw his first-team action limited as he underwent surgery for liver cancer, after first being diagnosed in March 2011.

"I am not disillusioned with Barcelona," Abidal insisted. "I understand the club's decision to let me go.

"I have a lot of respect for Barcelona and have never said anything bad about the club. I am very happy to have been at Barca for six years."

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