Victor Valdes has suggested that he would be open to move to the Premier League, as he reiterates his intention to leave Barcelona in the near future.
The goalkeeper confirmed earlier in the season that he will not sign a new contract with Barca, out of the intention to leave at the end of his current deal, set for June 2014.
Speaking to FourFourTwo’s latest issue, the 31-year-old reiterated his stance.
“I’ve had great times here, I love it at Barcelona,” began Valdes in explanation.
“I will always come back here, but I have this wonderful job which allows me to travel. And I want to travel.
“I want to try new cultures, new football, new challenges.
“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.
“While living in Tenerife, it was an area with many Brits. I saw how they were going to the bars wearing football shirts of their teams, even at noon.
“Each team had its own bar, one for Chelsea fans, one for United. I saw how they celebrated victories in the street in broad daylight, dancing in the sun with their beers.
“It was fun, I had never seen anything like it.”