This certainly won’t make for good reading for Arsenal fans but La Liga Blog can today report there is a very slim possibility of highly sought after 31 year-old striker David Villa moving to Arsenal in the January transfer window.
Many rumours in the football press suggested that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger was looking to bring Barca attacker David Villa over to North-London in next month’s ever-approaching transfer window. The fact that Spanish international Villa has found his first-team opportunities very limited over at the Nou Camp this season added weight to the claims that he could be the man to fulfil Arsene’s winter shopping requirements.
However a quote taken from FC Barcelona’s director of football Andoni Zubizarreta whilst being interviewed by Sky Sports would suggest this is not the case.
“In January we will keep Villa and it is important to remember that Barcelona is a club that habitually does not accept offers for star players in January,”
“David is a player that brings goals and intensity to the team.
“Now he has recovered from a serious injury I believe that he is offering a good level on the field.”
David Villa has found regular starts hard to come by this season with Barca wide-men Pedro and Alexis Sanchez being Tito Vilanova’s preferred choice.
But with domestic games coming thick and fast and the Champion’s League knock-out stages to think about, Villa should find himself enjoying more game time should Barca start to rotate their world-class squad more frequently.
Villa is yet to voice his concerns about his new role as a Barca bench-warmer this season which suggests only one thing; that he’s ready to stay and fight for his place at the Catalonian club.