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David Villa Set For £15m Summer Move?

Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with a move for Barcelona striker David Villa, whose expected to leave the Nou Camp for around £15 million in the summer.

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, could David Villa be heading to the Premier League?

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Arsenal and Chelsea have been linked with a move for Barcelona striker David Villa, whose expected to leave the Nou Camp for around £15m in the summer, according to the Daily Star.

The Spanish hitman has struggled to regain his first team place at Barcelona after recovering from a broken leg and has been restricted to just 11 appearances this season, leading to reports he could be looking for a move.

The Star claims the 31-year-old would like to try his luck in the Premier League before he retires and Arsenal and Chelsea are understood to be interested in signing the prolific striker, with the Blues said to be keen on partnering Villa with his international team-mate Fernando Torres up front at Stamford Bridge.

The report also claims that Swansea have been linked with a surprise move for the former Valencia man, but Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has poured cold water on that speculation and insists Villa wont be leaving when the transfer window re-opens in January.

However, Balague claims that the player will be on the move in the summer and suggests a fee in the region of £15m will be enough to land him.

“David Villa is not going to Swansea in January. Other clubs are knocking his door but he doesn’t plan to move this winter,” he wrote on his blog.

“He’ll be looking to leave this summer and with just one year left on his contract, a figure of about £15million should be enough to persuade Barcelona to let him go.”

Balague is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.

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While he may be pst his best, David Villa is one striker I would love to see plying his trade in the Premiership, so I hope there is truth behind the Star’s report.  I could see the little Spaniard doing very well at a team like Arsenal, who are crying out for a deadly finisher such as him. You’d have to question whether Arsene Wenger would sanction a big-money move for a player the wrong side of 30 though.

On the other hand, I’m struggling to see where he’d fit in at Chelsea. With Juan Mata, Oscar, Victor Moses and Eden Hazard all vying for supporting roles behind Fernando Torres it’s difficult to see where Villa would play if he did end up going to Stamford Bridge next summer. Most likely he’d be fighting it out with Torres for the single striker birth, but neither player is going to be happy playing second fiddle.

Lets see how this plays out over the course of the season but I hope Villa does come to England, I’m just not convinced he’ll be wearing an Arsenal or Chelsea shirt if he does.

Would you like to see Villa at Arsenal or Chelsea? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Marc CFC/BKK

    December 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Not at Chelsea thanks, he’s been a great player and probably still has much to offer but not for us. We’re unlikely to ever partner him with Torres, they rarely get partnered at Spain; whoever’s fit and in form, plays for Spain, simple as that. No, unless he accepts a bit part role when we buy the likes of either Falcao or Cavani but I can’t see it. He’d be a coup and could work well for the swans and it would be good to see him in the Prem, just not at Chels.

  2. David

    December 20, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    David Villa will be good enough playing for Arsenal because he will not struggle for shirt at Arsenal.Arsenal is a better fc he should go for the betterment of his career.

  3. Phil C

    December 20, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    31and crocked. Are you havin a laugh? Abu Diaby is enough for us thanks.

  4. gunners357

    December 20, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    10mill and will take him

  5. Ifecogunners

    December 20, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I have said it befor, this guy is the kind of player we need to be our top striker, he has the straingth, speed, skinful, good on air n finish well anytime he got the ball. He is among the worldbest player right now if not hte injury he sustain long time a go. Am hoping to see the trasfer go through. in gunners we believe notin spoile, God dey, gunner life.

  6. l-jey

    December 20, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    in chelsea no falcao a gud signing n probably walcot

  7. Raymond Binchak

    December 20, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Yes! He’s de kind of a player we’re loking. He is highly welcum to de EMIRATES stadium

  8. Ash

    December 21, 2012 at 2:45 am

    I would love to see him in QPR…hehe

  9. Sibeso

    December 21, 2012 at 3:52 am

    We just need true goalsocorer and plse sign Theo if he is willing to, but if he is not, trade him. I love Arsenal.

  10. Oladejo dennis

    December 21, 2012 at 4:51 am

    We need a very young,good,sharp striker who can deliver for us.up gunners

  11. Olaitan moses

    December 21, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Arsenal will be a better place for Villa cos of the style of playing in the team.

  12. roy

    December 21, 2012 at 6:05 am

    We usually sign a player,then he ends up with a broken leg. Now we may buy them with leg already broken.thats novel.

  13. oye

    December 21, 2012 at 8:26 am

    It we be a dream come through if i see villa playing for arsenal

  14. skins

    December 21, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Too expensive. Not the same player, 31yrs, his value is closer to 8 million, then I would suggest Arsenal move for him. Any other figure then no thanks

  15. Joseph Keogh

    December 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Arsenal have too many forwards in my opinion, as Podolski is not happy playing in a wide role as he doesn’t like to defend too much, same with Walcott and having Giroud and Gervinho fighting for the centre forward role is not a situation I would like to have, as there both inconsistent players, while Villa is past his peak, I’ll bet money if he still got chances he’d put them in the back of the net.

  16. maxkk9

    December 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    buy erik lamela(RW)-20m,james rodriguez(LW)-20m,cavani-30m,Étienne CAPOU(DM/CB)-10m. total-80m
    sell arshavin-4m,santos-2m,fabianski-2m,djourou-4m,denilson-4m,chamck-4m,bendtner-4m,squillaci-1m,park chu-young-2m,gervinho-8m, 50m

  17. kk

    December 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    Is a good 4 arsenal,do’t let walcot go.

  18. keyamo ovie charles

    December 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Mine Ȋ̝̊̅§ simple,let winger & his associates make †ђξ best decision come january transfer ℓ̊f not yawah go gas 4 their side big time

  19. pratik kardile

    December 22, 2012 at 6:52 am

    plz david villa join Arsenal. Its our dream to see at emirates. . . . !

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