Victor Valdes
Victor Valdes is set to join Liverpool. Reuters

Barcelona legend Victor Valdes will join Liverpool next month should he pass a medical at Anfield, according to reports in Spain.

The 32-year-old Spanish international is currently a free agent after ending his contract at the Camp Nou last June.

The Spanish international had agreed personal terms to move to Monaco earlier in the summer but the Ligue 1 side backed out after the keeper failed the medical.

"He is injured and will not come here," Monaco's vice-president Vadim Vasyliev said at the time.

Valdes tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in March and is expected to be out of action for a couple of months.

Spanish newspaper AS claims the keeper will eventually sign a one-year-contract at Liverpool as long as there is no problem with his medical.

According to the report, once Monaco rejected the deal, Liverpool officials called Valdes' agent and promised to sign him in October subject to a successful medical.

The AS report, written by La Liga football expert Guillem Balague, says that sources from Anfield confirm the deal and assure that "Valdes loves Liverpool and Brendan Rodgers loves Valdes' style".

Earlier this year, some reports claimed Valdes was Rodgers' first choice the previous summer but opted to sign Simon Mignolet when Valdes said he wanted to honour his contract at the Camp Nou.

Liverpool have been linked with a number of stoppers during the summer to challenge Mignolet for the number one jersey, as the current keeper Brad Jones has failed to do so.

And after letting Pepe Reina moving to Bayern Munich earlier in the summer, Rodgers may have found his new stopper in another Spanish star.