Spanish football expert Axel Torres has been told by a source that Barcelona’s David Villa has signed a pre-contract agreement with Arsenal.
The Spain international was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal during the winter transfer window but a deal was evidently not finalised.
But Torres now says the 31-year-old no longer wants to be a Barcelona player and even showed the club’s board a pre-contract agreement to sign for Arsenal if they allow him to leave the Camp Nou this summer.
When asked about Villa’s future, Torres said:
‘He’s coming to England. But we don’t know which team.
‘I’ve been told he’s showed a pre-contract with Arsenal to the board of Barcelona.
‘He’s showed he had an agreement with Arsenal, but it’s not the final agreement.
‘He showed it to the board of Barcelona to put pressure on them and he wants to go to England.
‘He doesn’t want to be a Barcelona player. He has no good relations with some of the important players in the squad and he knows he has to play if he wants to be in the starting line-up for Spain at the World Cup next year.’
Liverpool and Spurs are also reportedly keen on Villa, who is valued at around £12-15 million.
But Spanish publication Sport say The Gunners lead the chase and have tabled a bid for the ageing striker, who looks certain to leave Barcelona this summer with the imminent arrival of Neymar.
Arsene Wenger is believed to be on the look out for a striker this summer, a forward to fire the club to silverware next season.
But is Villa that man?
The Spaniard made 42 appearances in total this season (25 as a starter) and managed to find the net just the 15 times.
I personally don’t know whether this would be a good or bad signing for the club!
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