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Agents: Valdes won't renew Barca deal

January 17, 2013
By ESPN.com news services

Victor Valdes' Barcelona career is nearing an end after the Spanish goalkeeper's agents informed the club Thursday he will not be extending his contract with the Spanish giants.

David Ramos/Getty ImagesBarca keeper Victor Valdes told officials Thursday that he will not return with the Catalan club next season.

"The agents of Victor Valdes have communicated to Barcelona in a meeting held this afternoon the irrevocable decision of the player to not renew his contract," said a statement from his representatives to Spanish national news agency Efe.

Valdes, who has spent his entire professional career at the Nou Camp, is contracted to Barcelona until the end of the 2013-14 season.

The 30-year-old has recently suggested he would consider a move to another league. With former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola heading to Bayern Munich next season, Valdes may look to become an early target of his old boss.

Valdes has been Barcelona's number one throughout the last decade, winning a host of trophies and earning recognition with Spain, however Real Madrid's Iker Casillas has remained the regular international goalkeeper.

Information from Press Association was used in this report.