Barcelona chiefs regret handing Pinto new deal

Barcelona chiefs regret renewing the contract of Jose Manuel Pinto, it has been revealed.

Barcelona chiefs regret renewing the contract of Jose Manuel Pinto, it has been revealed.

Punto Pelota says Barca would not have handed Pinto a new 12-month deal if they'd known Victor Valdes' plans to leave the Nou Camp.

With Pinto left on the books, it is confusing Barca's plans to replace Valdes, with a split occurring over whether to sign an experienced No1, or a young keeper who is capable of adjusting to the club's playing system.

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