Keepers set to battle for Barcelona no.1 jersey

October 9th, 2013

With Victor Valdes almost certainly heading towards the exit door at Camp Nou at the end of this season, one of Europe’s heavyweights are already on the hunt for his replacement.

With the likes of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund on the rise, Gerardo Martino has already been linked with moves for German keepers Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Bernd Leno.

However, two other keepers seem to be higher on the wishlist.

Having started his career out at Barca, Liverpool’s on-loan keeper Jose Reina has been linked with a move back to the Spaniards throughout his career. A year-long loan to Napoli has signalled the end to his Liverpool career, so are Barca set to swoop?

Or will they go for the younger version? Thibaut Courtois, another on-loan shot-stopper, has impressed for a couple of years at Atletico Madrid now, and he looks set to make the step up to one of La Liga’s big two clubs.

Who will Barca get? You can read about these transfer links and many more in today’s Paper Chase.

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