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Interest Mounts In David Villa But Barca Insist They Will Only Sell For £16m

By on January 3, 2013

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, more on the future of David Villa.

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Tottenham have joined Arsenal and Liverpool in showing an interest in Barcelona striker David Villa, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims Arsenal have enquired about the Spaniard’s availability while Liverpool are also understood to have asked to take the 31-year-old on loan until the end of the season earlier this week.

The Mail claims that both clubs were told by Barca that Villa isn’t available on loan and the Catalans would only be interested in selling if an offer of around £16m was put on the table.

It appears Spurs have now joined their Premier League rivals in showing an interest in the former Valencia hitman, with the newspaper suggesting the north London outfit have also been informed they will need to sign the striker on a permanent basis if they want to have any chance of luring him away this month.

Villa joined Barcelona from Valencia in 2010 and was an important part of the first-team during his first year at the club, scoring 23 goals in 52 games as Pep Guardiola’s men won the La Liga title as well as winning the champions league after beating Manchester United in the final at Wembley.

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However, his time at the Nou Camp has since been hampered by a broken leg suffered last season and he’s struggled to force his way back in to the first-team line-up since returning to fitness. While he may not be the player he was a couple of years ago, Villa is still a deadly finisher and would be an excellent addition to any squad so let’s hope we see him in the Premier League some time soon.

Would Arsenal, Liverpool or Tottenham fans like to see Villa come to their club this month? Get involved in the comments section below.

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15 Comments

  1. Ed

    January 3, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Arsenal supporter.
    Hell yes £16 million for Villa is worth every penny.
    Not one single player on the Arsenal team with that much class and ability.
    About time Wenger stopped wasting money on unknowns; £97 million in the last 2 seasons and for what.
    Villa in and Wenger out would be best for Arsenal.

  2. Wabomba Kisongochi Butemboh

    January 3, 2013 at 11:04 am

    pick him up or forget avery chance of fininishing among the top five. Wenger should move first before his rival Tottenham snaps him. It is cheap to give 16m pounds for villa. only add 1million pound you sold Alex song. Arsenal fans have reached the peak. sign the experience to win matches or they will demand that you quit.

  3. john

    January 3, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Spend some f@%cking money you tight ass gits i begining to think we are the yids

    • BlueStu

      January 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      You wish. Arsenal are falling mate. Spurs are a team on the up and as an everton fan i dont really like spurs but they are a top top team.

  4. mighty

    January 3, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Having villa to arsenal is one time opportunity,world and European cup winer champions league winer and Spanish top scorer of all time experience player can win the game at anytime what else you need go and get him .

  5. goonerhater

    January 3, 2013 at 11:35 am

    why on earth would he want to go to arsenal? not exactly gonna be champs league next season are you!! he’s too good for you lot and you know it, looks like the lilywhites are now officially the number 1 in north london and im loving every second of seeing you lot go downhill. villa to spurs all day long!! COYS

    • Aikhuemelo,Osa

      January 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Every player wants to play with a team with Pedigree. Out of every 10 world class players, 9 would choose Arsenal over Spurs. Arsenal are miles ahead of Spurs, there are people outside UK who don’t even know Spurs as a team. By the way, you said the same thing about finishing above Arsenal last season then you were even 11 points clear yet Arsenal finished above you and this has been so for the past 16 years. Keep chasing our shadows.

      • Spursintheblood

        January 3, 2013 at 3:39 pm

        There are people on this planet who haven’t heard of Jesus Christ… so what is your point? Arsenal idiot… come and have a proper conversation when your balls drop.

      • Spursintheblood

        January 3, 2013 at 3:42 pm

        And you’re welcome to Villa… 31 years old who suffered a broken leg last season and can’t get back into the squad because of fitness problems. 16million is 9 million too much

    • gooner4life

      January 4, 2013 at 10:14 am

      get a grip dicked u’ll be below us as usual ur ass goes everytime

  6. Carl

    January 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Yeah I agree villa would be ideal for arsenal him and cazorla linking up just like for Spain quality. I don’t understand how they can demand 16 million for a 31 year old and they take song for 15 and fabregas for 30-35 what makes it worse they got 2 of our best players for good money and they ain’t even paid the full amount yet. If we can get villa, m’via, turan from athletico and m wbia from Montpellier we are ready for Munich and will have gelled enough to take the league by storm next year. We can all hope can’t we. Come on arsenal bring that fight back us fans are backing u and ur letting us fans get mugged off sort it out

  7. Carl

    January 3, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Yeah I agree villa would be ideal for arsenal him and cazorla linking up just like for Spain quality. I don’t understand how they can demand 16 million for a 31 year old and they take song for 15 and fabregas for 30-35 what makes it worse they got 2 of our best players for good money and they ain’t even paid the full amount yet. If we can get villa, m’via, turan from athletico and m wbia from Montpellier we are ready for Munich and will have gelled enough to take the league by storm next year. We can all hope can’t we. Come on arsenal bring that fight back us fans are
    backing u and ur letting us fans get mugged off sort it out

  8. Paul Rodriguez

    January 3, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    David Villa was one of the very best strikers in the world but realistically, any player who suffers a major injury like he did last year is unlikely to recover the same pace and sharpness he had before, especially if that player is in his late 20s/early 30s. Barcelona are not stupid. Do you really think they would be prepared to let him go if he was still as good as he was for Spain a few years ago?

  9. Austine okechukwu chimeziri

    January 3, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Happy new yr 2 all gunners faithful,david villa is gud, but he is an injury playa,fanando lloriente is beta,he’s(lloriente) gud on d air, nd his scoring ability is far beta than david villa,andrian lopes is going 2 b a gud addition,then we go for 2 defensive enforcement(1)yanga mbiwa(2)stoppila sunzu,maroun fellani or williams of sharkta donest, so we can have more option in d midfield,with dis set playas arsenal can win 3ple trophys.

  10. Hamid Khan

    January 5, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Come on Spurs sign the man! Give him a little time, a few games under his belt and we could see the best of him. Problem is that I cant see either the Spurs or Arse board sanctioning up to £16m to sign a 31 year old. Sadly it is all about the money these days.

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