Barcelona Transfer News: 5 Possible Summer Destinations for David Villa
Barcelona's veteran striker David Villa has been rumored to be on the move in the coming summer transfer window. At the age of 31, he continues to be important to the Granola's current campaign, but he could be pushed out as the up and coming Barcelona youngsters continue to grow into the first team.
There are multiple places that the Spanish international could land over the summer. Between potential options in England, Germany and Italy and most certainly others he is likely to have an interesting summer ahead of him.
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Despite his age, David Villa could very well still remain a player at Barcelona for the next season.
He still has proven goal scoring ability and with the cast of world class players he is supported by, there is no reason why he could not continue to be effective for the Catalan giants.
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However, that is not to mean a summer move is out of the question. The Gunners still are lacking a striker with Villa's knack for being in the box at the right time.
Theo Walcott is beginning to show signs of possibly becoming that type of player if left in an advanced attacking role, but he is not always afforded that just yet.
The Gunners could potentially sign the veteran to a three-year contract for him be another adept mentor for Walcott to help him learn what it means to be a true world-class striker following the departure of his main role model in Robin van Persie last summer.
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Most of this is believed to have been directed at the club's rumored pursuit of Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was in support of the potential Sneijder move but he signed with Galatasaray, officially ending any controversy.
However, that call could also be for a summer raid for David Villa, who was originally believed to be a January target for the Reds according to the Guardian earlier in the transfer window.
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There is no official link between Fiorentina and David Villa. However, despite the Viola just picking up a new attacker in Giuseppe Rossi this January, the Florence-based club could be in the market.
Young manager Vincenzo Montella is one of the brightest young minds in the game and a proven veteran attacker that could suit up beside Rossi, or other veteran Luca Toni, in the potential absence of Jovetic could be an excellent move.
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Although the Mirror has linked Liverpool striker with a move to Bayern Munich as the first order of business for new incoming manager Pep Guardiola in the summer, there could be another international star on the radar of the tactician.
David Villa could be an excellent summer addition for Guardiola. It would give him a veteran presence to inject into the locker room that has played for the manager and understand the system that he hopes to instill in the Bavarian giants.
The arrival of Villa could also spell the end of veteran Claudio Pizzaro with the club. Pizzaro has failed to currently be of vital importance to the club, where he truly made his name earlier during in his first stint with the Bayern Munich.