Former Barcelona striker David Villa has claimed that his former club certainly did not like to face Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Villa is currently playing for Atletico Madrid after having joined the club in the summer for around £ 4 million.
Footballer, David Villa wounded the back of his left thigh on 2nd February in the Atletico vs. Real Sociedad match where they enjoyed a 4-0 victory. Atletico Madrid had to intently wait to find out how bad the injury really was. Villa had to sit out on Sunday’s game after 41 minutes due to the injury.
According to reports emerging from Spain, David Villa of Atletico Madrid is being considered as a replacement for Didier Drogba and the Turkish side Galatasaray is interested in signing the former player of Barcelona.
The Ivorian forward Didier Drogba wants to finish his football career playing at the MLS, which is a decision that most players of a certain age are taking into consideration and Drogba wants to continue with that trend.
Former Barcelona player David Villa recently said that he was not expecting to have the success they have been enjoying this season even though already knowing the capabilities of Athletic Madrid before joining the Spanish side on July of 2013.
Athletic Madrid currently are topping the Spanish League, La Liga with 40 points alongside Barcelona as both clubs are tied in 1st place with the only difference being the goal difference in favor of the Catalan team.
Former Barcelona player David Villa signed with Athletic Madrid on July 8 of 2013. It was rather obvious that the Spanish forward did not want to leave the club but he failed to make part in the plans of the coach.
With the addition of the Brazilian superstar Neymar, there really was no place left for Villa in Barcelona as they wanted to make an energetic, fast paced team build around Lionel Messi.
From the looks of it Barcelona made an excellent transfer as David Villa continues underperforming in his new club Athletic Madrid.
David Villa was the big signing for Atletico Madrid in the summer and he came to the club in order to replace Radamel Falcao, who had two extremely successful years at the club.
The forward was sold to Monaco for £ 50 million, but Madrid spent only a fraction of the money in order to bring Villa from Barcelona. Due to the contractual situation of the Spaniard, he was brought to the club for around £ 4 million. Even though he has played less football since his move, he has already found the back of the net on three occasions.
Atletico Madrid skipper Gabi has hailed the club’s capture of Spain international striker David Villa from Barcelona for a measly € 5.1 million to fill in the void left by Radamel Falcao who left the capital giants for a big money move to French club AS Monaco this summer. The midfielder has claimed the signing of the player by the club this summer only goes to show that it means business following its return to the UEFA Champions League after a prolonged gap.
Last season was a pretty hard one for Aston Villa and their new manager Paul Lambert, as the young team he put faith in found itself embroiled in the relegation struggle for much of the season – so you would have to put bets on next season being exactly the same, right?
Well not necessarily, as these young players will now be a year older and better for that fraught experience, and Lambert is a proven quality manager. Villa’s next competitive game however is a tough trip to Arsenal on the opening day of the new season, and the bookies don’t fancy their chances.
David Villa has said that Spain desperately wants to secure three points in the upcoming World Cup qualifier against France which is going to be played on Tuesday at Stade de France.
Spain’s previous World Cup qualifier against Finland ended in a draw. That was an unexpected result. That draw brought Spain down in the Group I points table. Before that match, Spain was ahead of France on the basis of goal difference.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has once again stated that he is a long-term admirer of the Barcelona striker David Villa, but has refused to make a move for the striker after being rejected in the January transfer window.