Sunday, 19 June 2011
Barcelona to offload David Villa - yes please!
Barcelona are preparing to offer David Villa to Chelsea for £40million. The Catalan giants have reluctantly accepted that they will have to sacrifice their World Cup-winning striker to help fund a £91m triple summer swoop for Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas, Udinese winger Alexis Sanchez and Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi. Barca boss Pep Guardiola has been restricted to a £40m transfer budget as the La Liga and Champions League winners set about slashing their £350m debt. And Nou Camp president Sandro Rosell has made it clear to his manager that further money for signings must be generated through sales. Villa, 29, joined Barca only 13 months ago in a £35m switch from Valencia and notched 23 goals for Guardiola’s team last season. He is also Spain’s all-time record scorer with 46 goals in 72 international appearances.
source: Sunday Mirror