The arrival of Brazilian and Santos maestro Neymar means that the departure of David Villa is all but imminent. With the likes of young talented stars such as Messi, Sanchez, Pedro already upfront, the Spanish top scorer will have to leave for first team football.
It is reported that Villa’s preferred destination is premier league and hence Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool have shown interest to sign El Guaje. The main battle is between the North Londoners and Villa is likely to choose Arsenal over Spurs.
Having only started 17 league games for Barcelona last season, Villa is surely not satisfied and with limited first team football, he will never be able to feature for his country in the next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
El Guaje is by all means a top quality striker and still has it to play at the highest level. Even with limited football, Villa scored no less than 16 goals for Barcelona and provided 6 assists. Adding to that he scored 2 goals in as many games for national side.
The former Valencia star has already won the World Cup and European Championships with Spain but he missed their last triumph of Euro 2012. World Cup 2014 might be his last competition for his nation and to take part in that, Villa needs to play not only at his best but also the best club competition in the world i.e. Champions League.
Vicente Del Bosque has a lot of strikers to choose from and with the talent that Spain has, the competition for places is very high.
Both Gunners and Tottenham are looking for top quality strikers as they badly missed one up front last season. As Arsenal once again ensured Champions league qualification at the expense of Spurs, Villa will likely choose Arsene Wenger’s side.
Villa will have a point to prove that he is still Spain’s best forward and with that World Cup place in mind, he will try his hardest and inevitably, gunners will also benefit from that. For now, nothing can surely be said about Villa’s next destination. Where will he be next season, we shall have the answer soon.
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