The 2012-13 season has been a turbulent one for Barcelona, what with their back to back defeats at the hands of bitter rivals Real Madrid, their humiliating Champions League exit at the hands of Bayern Munich, and now the brewing transfer rumors of many veteran players such as David Villa, Carles Puyol, Dani Alves and Victor Valdes surfacing, the only silver lining for the Blaugrana is the La Liga title which they reclaimed from reigning champions Real Madrid. While Carles Puyol has denied all rumors which suggested he could be moving to AC Milan this summer, the same cannot be said for the others.
The news that Valdes wants a move away from the Camp Nou, despite his contract running till 2014, can come as a big blow for Barcelona. Reports have suggested that Valdes is set to join the newly promoted French Ligue 1 side AS Monaco after agreeing terms with them, where he could link up with his current teammate Dani Alves, who is also rumored to be heading to the French club. The 31 year old is the most capped goalkeeper for Barcelona with 577 appearances, and his exit would mean that Barcelona will now have to look for a potential replacement.