Victor Valdes is believed to be the first player likely to renew his contract at Barcelona for 2013, as the club move to speed up negotiations.
The goalkeeper commented recently that he may leave the club in the coming year, in light of hinting that talks to extend his contract beyond June 2014 were not progressing.
However, following on from President Sandro Rosell’s declaration of intent to advance negotiations, Sport are reporting that the goalkeeper could be set to be the first Barca player to sign a new deal this calendar year.
It is believed that the club have set a date with the ‘keeper and his agent to begin talks and reach an agreement as soon as possible.
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