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Víctor Valdés visits Leganés to learn from Asier Garitano

The former Barcelona 'keeper is currently doing his coaching badges and stopped by in Leganés to watch a training session led by Garitano.

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Víctor Valdés y Diego Rico.
Javier Martín

Víctor Valdés visited Leganés on Wednesday morning as part of his quest to make a successful transition from player to coach.

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The former Barcelona goalkeeper stopped by to learn from Asier Garitano and his coaching staff, who have managed to secure Leganés' LaLiga status for another season. Valdés is part of a group of recently-retired players taking a coaching course run by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

Víctor Valdés playing for Barcelona in 2008.
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Víctor Valdés playing for Barcelona in 2008.ENRIC FONTCUBERTADIARIO AS

The 36-year-old - who most recently played for Middlesbrough - met the coaching staff at Leganés' coaching ground, before taking pictures with some of the squad. 

Valdés observed the training session attentively, with pen and notebook in hand. He noted down Garitano's drills and techniques, and the two then had a warm conversation before he made his exit.

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