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Villa set to attract Premier League interest

Here at the Football Transfer Tavern we have taken a keen interest in the future of Barcelona striker David Villa and pints are put down as we discuss the latest report from Marca.

The Spanish paper report that the out of favour striker has finally admitted he is seeking a move away from the club who paid 40 million euros for his services from Valencia in 2010. Initially the player was told the reason for lack of match time was down to his fitness after a lengthy layoff with serious injury. However the player has returned to full fitness and is still struggling to break back into Tito Vilanova’s side.

With the threat of losing his place in the wildly successful Spanish national team, Villa is mindful that minutes on the field are the only thing that will keep him on the radar of Vicente Del Bosque and that doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon at the Camp Nou.

As our landlord points out, a host of clubs are after the striker who could be acquired for around 15 million euros – a figure far more affordable than the amounts being connected to Radamel Falcao or Edinson Cavani. Of course, this means that not only will clubs like Chelsea be looking at the player they have long admired, but clubs with less disposable income such as Liverpool will also be sniffing around.

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