When Barcelona signed David Villa in the summer of 2010, he was merely expected to be an upgrade on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But he has been that and much more. The 40 million Barcelona spent on the best Spanish striker of all time now look like an absolute bargain.
In his first season at the club, Villa formed the most unstoppable attacking trio in Europe with Lionel Messi and Pedro Rodriguez, helping the team reach the next level and notching an excellent 23 goals, including one in the Champions League Final.
This season, he seems to have picked up where he had left off last season, having already scored four goals, three in the past two matches, and remaining a very important member of the team.
Given the current circumstances, David Villa might just have his best season of his career in 2011/2012. Here is why.