Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes' agent has announced that the player's contract with AS Monaco FC will be honoured.
The 32-year-old Spanish international ended his contract at Camp Nou on Monday (30 June) and, after snubbing the Premier League's giants, had agreed terms to move to Monaco's Ligue 1 club.
However, earlier this week AS Monaco FC's vice-president Vadim Vasilyev announced the club will break its pre-contract agreement following the keeper failing his medical, saying: "He is injured and will not come here."
According to Spanish newspaper AS, the Spaniard's agent Gines Carvajal is adamant that a contract has already been signed with Monaco. He claimed: "We have a four-year contract signed with Monaco and it will be upheld."
Despite reports that Valdes had signed a pre-contract agreement with AS Monaco FC, his future has been under scrutiny. French newspaper L'Equipe warned the club was poised to break the deal, due to concerns about Valdes' fitness.
Valdes tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in March. He is still expected to be out of action for the first part of the next season, having already missed playing for Spain during the World Cup.