The 31-year-old recently announced that it was his intention to leave Barca before his contract expires at the end of next season.
"I like the Premier League, of course," Vales told FourFourTwo.
"I like the respect of the crowd towards footballers in England. It's a different way of living football. They clap a simple tackle in England, we're not used to that. I like it."
Valdes has made over 350 appearances for Barcelona since he signed his first professional contract with the club in 2000.