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Frustration at Barcelona may have Villa ready to exit Spain
It wouldn’t be a normal transfer window without that one ridiculous rumored target.
This time around, it’s Barcelona’s David Villa.
After an on-field altercation with teammate Lionel Messi—not once, but twice—there has been talk of an impending exit for the Spanish striker. In fact, Barca have been linked with moves for Atletico Madrid striker Falcao and Santos Neymar.
It could just be simple speculation, or it could be hinting at something bigger.
Careful observation can provide examples of sourness and frustration on the part of Villa. Not often does the 30-year-old take part in team celebrations, and his rift between Messi seems to only be growing. If Barcelona were to choose between the two stars, it’d be a no-brainer who they’d side with.
But who can blame Villa? The Spanish international has started eight of his 13 appearances with Barca on the bench—including all four Champions League fixtures.
Sure, it makes sense for Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova to want to be cautious with the striker who missed significant time with a broken leg. But does this move hide an ulterior motive?
Whatever the cause, the rumblings of a possible move have been heard all over Europe. And like a tiger avidly watches its prey before pouncing, Chelsea have been keeping a stern eye on Villa.
The Blues have been linked with Villa in the past and find themselves linked together once again.
A move for the striker could benefit fellow Spaniard, and lone Chelsea striker, Fernando Torres. However, at the age of 30, owner Roman Abramovic’s policy for only allotting players over that specific age a one-year contract could put a damper on any negotiations.
Some may dream of this transfer to push through, but those fans will only find themselves disappointed. It’s not happening.
Also check out: Chelsea Transfer News: Could Torres and Falcao Thrive in the Same Starting XI?
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