By Guest Writer Thomas Rooney
Considering the fact that David Villa is playing some of the best football of his life and that his club are struggling financially, it is probably no surprise that the Spanish striker is constantly being linked with a move away from Valencia.
To say that he is a wanted man would be an understatement. After all, which top European clubs wouldn’t want to sign someone with Villa’s fantastic ability to score goals? The answer is - not many, and that’s why speculation has been stepped up a gear in recent weeks.
In terms of the clubs he has been linked with to date, well there is Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City from England and Inter Milan from Italy. However, each of these potential moves seem to have been quashed by Villa’s agent.
Jose Luis Tamargo has said that Villa has ‘rejected the chance’ to play in the Premier League. In fact, he went on to say that while Chelsea have shown no official interest, negotiating with Manchester City ‘would be a nonsense’.
So, where does this leave Villa? Well, Tamargo later mentioned that if the player was to leave Valencia he has ambitions to ‘stay in Spain’. He is settled in his home country and at such an important stage of his career; it seems that he doesn’t want to risk moving abroad.
Speculation such as this is sure to alert the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. They would, presumably, be the only two options for Villa should he decide to leave Valencia.
The two Spanish giants will know that Villa is one of the hottest properties in Europe right now and therefore would definitely be interested in a move. Villa has scored 18 times in La Liga this season and perhaps he could excel even further should he join a more successful team.
Considering the fact that there is some world cup football to be played next year, where Villa is playing his football come the start of next season could be crucial for Spain. How will his form be affected my a change of club? Will he ever be tempted with a move abroad?
I guess we will just have to wait and see.
By Thomas Rooney