13 de octubre de 2014 (17:40 CET)
Victor Valdés has severed ties with his hometown of Gavà, a leafy town straddling the seafront in the greater Barcelona area. The ex-Barça goalie, currently out of competition, has sold its signature gaff with views over the seafront.
Before, Valdés had paid 10 million for the property, the last asset the player owned in Gavà. In an unprecedented string of sales, Valdés has got rid of five villas over the last two years.
Rumours over the future sale of the pad began circulating some time ago. Sources close to the player took a step forward to rubbish them. Next, a lucrative offer was made. Diario Gol understands that an Ukranian tycoon had targeted the property, designed by the arquitecture practice A-Cero.
The industrialist offered a full 10 million euros, it's market price. Valdés, a hotheaded player on and off the pitch, asked for more money.
In the event, the property changed hands for 12 million euros. A Russian-headquartered real estate agent teamed up with a colleague stablished in Spain to broker a deal. The famed journalist Lluís Canut confirmed the operation in the course of the his weekly TV show "Efectivament".
Diario Gol understands that the operation comes hot on the heels of erratic moves made by the player. "He has become withdrawn and has parted ways with friends and colleagues. [Valdés] has put all his properties up on the market and a cottage he owned in the Pyrenees. Before that, a number of investments had gone awry.
"I can not tell whether the root cause are private problems to do with his partner [Yolanda Cardona]. The fact is that he has gone off rails".
Diario Gol has exclusively reported that Victor Valdés had grown apart from his family. He went as far as changing his mobile phone number. Next, he left his ex-colleagues hung out to dry and showed his physicians the door. The player was undergoing treatment for a knee injury.
Now, it has emerged that Liverpool seek to ink a deal with the player. The deal could be sealed during the winter window transfer. The total price of the operation stands at 40 million euros, half the sum to compensate AS Monaco. The Ligue 1 side had paid 20 million euros as advance for the player.