Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has hinted of a potential move to the Premier League in the summer, saying it would be a 'very good option' for him.
The Spanish keeper looks set to leave the Nou Camp at the end of the season when he is out of contract, and has spoken of his admiration for the English game.
"It is one of the biggest leagues in the world, with the best clubs in the world and, without doubt, it's a very good option for me," he told the Daily Mail.
"I've always identified with your football, the way the supporters live the game and the respect they show they players."
The 32-year-old has won everything there is to win with Barcelona, including three Champions League titles. But now he must concentrate on Wednesday's Champions League tie against Manchester City, where the Catalans have a 2-0 advantage heading into the second leg.
"Two-nil is a good result, but it is not definitive and even more so with the power that they (City) have," he said.
Valdes says he is fully prepared for the match having analysed the City attackers personally, especially Sergio Aguero.
"He moves intelligently to get the wrong side of defenders and he gets his shot away very quickly," Valdes deduced.
"I watched Wayne Rooney before Champions League finals, Ronaldo before El Clasicos. I don't like surprises; familiarity guards against that.
"You get in a one-on-one situation and you only have tenths of a second to decide, so it comes down to your intuition, but also the fact that you have analysed how the forward usually reacts comes into that."
Barcelona are heavy favourites to progress through to the Champions League quarter-finals, and another European title would be a fitting way for Valdes to leave the Nou Camp on a high.
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