Liberty Stadium side close in on Nou Camp forward apparently.
David Villa cut for Swansea move
Sky Bet have cut Swansea from 40/1 to even-money to make a shock swoop for Barcelona forward David Villa after seeing a string of significant bets.
The online betting firm added the Swans to their ‘Transfer Specials’ market by request on Wednesday afternoon and immediately saw a flurry of bets, with reports suggesting a three-month loan deal was on the cards.
Sky Bet’s Chris Spicer said: “It is certainly a surprising development but, judging from the size of the stakes, it appears somebody knows something we don’t.
“The suggestion is that Barcelona could allow the Spain striker to leave on a loan deal in the intention that he can regain form following the leg break, having looked some way off his best since returning at the start of the season.
“The Swans appear good suitors given their current Spanish contingent and preference to playing attractive football.”
SOURCE: Sporting Life
This does sound fairly ludicrous but then you rarely see a penniless bookie. Either the intention of this odd cut is meant to draw you in closer to Sky Bet or it’s a genuine reaction to a sequence of bets that have led the company to believe a move is on the cards.
The former Valencia forward arrived with a fanfare after scoring goals for fun at the Mestalla and with the Spanish national team, however a lengthy injury and some fairly average form have seen David Villa relegated to something of a bit part player at Barcelona. More often than not the likes of Pedro, Alexis Sanchez and even youngster Cristian Tello are used as alternatives to help support Lionel Messi.
Villa has started just six La Liga matches this season and has been subbed on each occasion but has still managed to net five goals, thus proving he is still able to finish off a move well enough.
Clearly Swansea City have brought in a number of Spanish talents with the likes of Michu, Pablo Hernandez and Chico all making an instant impact in the English top tier but a move to the Liberty Stadium would be a very surprising one to say the least.
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