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Valdes: I want to finish at Barcelona

SoccerNews in La Liga 3 Jan 2013

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Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes said it is a goal of his to retire at the Catalan club.

The Spain international is currently under contract until June 2014 at Camp Nou, and although he is currently is no rush to sign an extension, he would fancy ending his career with the side he has won two Champions League titles with.

“Since I signed the last contract I have not spoken about it. I signed the last one in June 2009 and have not been concerned since,” the 30-year-old told reporters.

“It is not the time for me to be worrying about it, there is still time. I’m focused on winning games. My dream is to retire here… time will tell.”

Despite his apparent desire to stay with Barca until he hangs up his boots, Valdes refused to rule out the possibility of experiencing the game in a different country.

“I have spent 11 years here and as goalkeeper it is difficult in many ways. I do not rule out other cultures, other football, other countries, we will see.”

Barcelona went into the winter break with a comfortable nine-point advantage over Atletico Madrid in the league table, but Valdes said it is not the time to talk about the title just yet.

“We have not even finished the first half of the season. It is true that we have a good distance over second and third, but it is not over. There is a long time to still play and a lot of points to play for.”

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