Rosell open to Valdes U-turn

Sandro Rosell has made clear Barcelona’s intention to leave the door open for Victor Valdes to change his mind over a contract renewal.

Currently, the ‘keeper has his mind set to not renew his deal beyond its June 2014 expiry, opening the door on a possible sale this coming summer.

However, Rosell has reiterated the message coming out from the club, that they are prepared to leave a new contract on the table, should the 31-year-old change his mind.

“The doors are open to him. We’re here to talk if he reconsiders. We would like it if he stayed at Barca,” commented the President to reporters at a book presentation.

“His reception at the weekend? The Camp Nou passes judgment and gives its opinion and that’s exactly what happened. The Camp Nou wants Valdes.”

Rosell discussed a number of other topics at the publicity event, including once more the decision to replace Pep Guardiola with Tito Vilanova.

“We had an inkling [that he would do well] because we knew he played a big part in the decisions made when Guardiola was manager.

“He’s talented, he understands Barca, La Masia, what it means to be a Catalan … those are difficult things to understand if you aren’t from here.

“The team speaks Catalan in the dressing room and that says a lot. They are all friends. You see that in the dressing room and on the pitch.”

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