In a momentary escape from the most protracted, re-hashed transfer story ever (AKA Leandro Damiao to Tottenham), the papers are today speculating that Tottenham will go for Barcelona reject David Villa this summer.
The Spain international, who has suffered serious injury in the last couple of years, is rumoured to be making a move to England in the close season, with Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly chief among him suitors.
Yes he was a good finisher a couple of years back but he’s never been deemed integral to Barcelona and let’s face it, you sir, yes YOU could probably get close to the 15 goals that he has achieved this season for Barcelona given the service that Villa has had.
I don’t mean to besmirch a player of undoubted class and professionalism – this guy has 53 goals in 88 games for his country and scored 108 in just 166 games for Valencia – but surely 14m Euros is a little excessive for someone who turns 32 in December?
These are of course rumoured figures only. Tottenham, Arsenal or Liverpool may actually get him for a knock down price and, a la Klinsmann, Villa could become the signing of the season even in his autumn years. Arsenal need a goal-scorer too. Perhaps Villa is the answer.
But, wouldn’t Tottenham fans prefer to sign a young whipper snapper who is all energy and promise and could potentially give his best years to the club, rather than a journeyman who has seen it all and is after a final big payday before he hotfoots it back to Spain to hang out in the province that he has just bought with his Tottenham wages?
Let’s hear the thoughts of Tottenham and Arsenal fans on this one.
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