3 August 2012 19:49
Victor Valdes believes that Barcelona would be a suitable destination for Brazilian starlet Neymar.
The 20-year-old has long been mooted as a transfer target for both the Blaugrana and Real Madrid, and has been in fine form for Brazil at this year’s Olympic Games, helping his team storm to the quarter-final stage with three wins in as many group games.
Valdes has been watching Neymar in the tournament, and feels that the Santos striker has the ability to play in any team and compete at any level.
“I have discovered Neymar by watching the Olympics,” he said. “I always said that a player with a special talent can fit into any team.
“He does things that only he can do. This is valuable for any team and especially for a team like Barcelona.”
Barcelona play PSG in their third pre-season friendly on Saturday, where Valdes will face former team-mates Thiago Motta, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Maxwell.
And he expects a tough fight from the French Ligue 1 side.
“It’s always a difficult time playing the match during the season because we don’t know what form we will be in, but it’s a major title and we’re going to do everything we can to win. We’ll see if we can get it,” he said.