Arsenal step closer to signing out of favor Barcelona star David Villa
According to the latest reports, David Villa could still be on his way to the English Premier League. Arsenal are stepping closer to signing the out of favor Barcelona forward David Villa after formal talks for transfer began recently.
Arsenal’s contract negotiator, Dick Law flew to Barcelona to get the proceedings underway. The Emirates boss Arsene Wenger is hopeful of a move before the winter transfer window expires, which is set to happen on Thursday night.
Both clubs have refused to reveal whether they are currently negotiating a transfer deal over David Villa. Arsenal have been after David Villa since the summer transfer window. David Villa, who is the record goal scorer for Spain, has been unable to win over Tito Vilanova since he prefers to use a ‘false nine’ role in his team.
The 31-year-old has been sidelined from Barcelona’s first-team, even though he has been impressive. David Villa has been unhappy with the amount of playing time he is getting under Tito Vilanova, which is why he is keen on making an away move.
Arsenal have reportedly made a breakthrough in the negotiating process. Rife rumors suggest David Villa is set for a medical test at Arsenal’s medical facility before the weekend begins. Such reports are mere speculation right now, but the next 48 hours should reveal more.
Arsene Wenger is prepared to pay as much as £14 million in transfer fees and a salary of £110,000-a-week to David Villa. Signing in David Villa will be one of the most untraditional decisions Arsene Wenger takes in his spell at Arsenal. The Frenchman usually prefers to sign in younger players at lower transfer fees.
The pursuit for David Villa shows how desperate Arsene Wenger has become to end the seven-year silverware drought Arsenal is going through. Arsene Wenger is under extreme pressure of winning some kind of silverware as he is under-threat of losing his job.
Arsenal are currently positioned sixth in the Premier League, just four points away from London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. The North London club faces the German football giants Bayern Munich in Champions League next month.