Have Premier League clubs missed the boat with David Villa?

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A transfer risk too far for Arsenal and alike?

Date: 13th February 2013 at 5:14pm
Written by Sam Antrobus

For those amongst the contingent of Europe’s elite clubs who were craving David Villa’s signature over the January window, Barcelona’s 6-1 win over Getafe gave his prospective suitors a glimpse of exactly what they’re missing out on. Feeding off a superb Jordi Alba through ball, Villa’s 58th minute finish was deadly, clinical and almost inevitable. As he has done year in, year out for both club and country, his goalscoring record remains impeccable and in scoring his 11th goal of the season, Villa’s also put to bed rumours that he might not have returned from a broken leg as quite the player he was. Although despite having little problem in putting the ball in the back of the net, Spain’s all-time highest goalscorer is certainly having some issues in getting into the starting XI at the Camp Nou. Having only made 14 starts for the Blaugrana, Villa has remained on the periphery of Tito Vilanova’s side and despite continuing to offer a potent threat in front of goal, there’s a feeling that the ex-Valencia man’s time at the Catalan club ... Read More

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