Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has heaped praise on the Premier League amidst rumours Arsenal will attempt to sign him in the summer.
Valdes has been a long serving stopper at Barcelona but after refusing to sign a new contract at the Nou Camp it appears the Spaniard will be leaving the La Liga leaders at the end of the season.
Arsenal are desperate to sign a new, experienced goalkeeper and Valdes is equally in a hurry to move to big European side as soon as possible.
Valdes would be seen as the high profile, proven ‘keeper that the Gunners have been crying out for since the days of David Seaman and Jens Lehman.
Barcelona are still going to require a hefty fee to part with their number one but the player seems certain that England is the place to be.
“I lived in an area of Tenerife where there were a lot of British people. I watched them go into football bars wearing their shirts in the middle of the day,” Valdes told The Sun.
“Each team had a different bar, one for Chelsea or a different one for United. I would see fans celebrating in the street in the middle of the day, dancing in the sun with beers.
“It was funny, I’d not seen this before.
“I like the Premier League, of course.
“I like the respect of the crowd towards footballers in England. It’s a different way of living football.
“They clap a simple tackle in England, we’re not used to that. I like it.”
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