Spanish goal machine David Villa is still seeking a move away from the Barcelona in order to keep alive his hopes of a place in Spain’s World Cup squad.
Villa has played second fiddle to Lionel Messi during his time at the Nou Camp and has often found himself on the bench. He wanted a move away in January but that idea was immediately blocked by the club.
However with the chance to reflect on his squad and its achievements this summer, Barca boss Tito Vilanova may allow Villa to move on. If he does then expect several Premier League clubs to show an interest.
Wenger looking at younger players
One man though that has ruled out trying to sign the World Cup winner is Arsene Wenger according to the Mirror. Arsenal were reportedly interested in signing Villa during the January transfer window but Wenger now feels the opportunity for Villa has passed and will not renew his interest.
Wenger is not keen on signing players the wrong side of 30 and will look to younger alternatives.
Montenegro international Stevan Jovetic is his number one target as he tries to bring in another top striker to share the goalscoring burden with Olivier Giroud.
Despite Arsenal’s lack of interest, Villa will not be short on offers if he does leave Barca. He has been one of Europe’s best strikers for the past eight years or so.
The forward was the topscorer of the European Championship in 2008 when Spain won with a victory over Germany in the final. Two years later Villa scored five goals in the World Cup finals to help Spain win the trophy for the first time in their history. Villa also has La Liga and Champions League winners medals to his name.