David Villa is the latest star to snub a move to Man City
Valencia striker’s agent rebuffs transfer speculation
Yesterday, the hills were alive with the sound of Manchester City actually landing one of their high profile transfer targets, Valencia’s David Villa.
The financially unstable Spanish club must raise €75m before July, and the best way of raising a large amount of cash is to sell an asset to someone who is willing to pay well above market value.
Today, however, it has been revealed that neither David Villa nor his incredibly small beard will be gracing Eastlands in the near future. His agent Jose Luis Tamargo has told El Mundo Deportivo:
“My client does not want to leave Spain. He was very clear on that.
“I do not know what kind of contacts or talks Valencia have had with Manchester City, or if there has been any agreement yet.
“But my client’s future will remain in Spain, not abroad.
“It is not a question of money.”
The Spanish press believe Villa’s preferred at the end of the season is Barcelona, with whom he has reportedly made a verbal agreement.