It seems that this La Liga ace is once again Tottenham’s number one target!
Tottenham boss Juande Ramos is determined to buy another striker, especially with Dimitar Berbatov expected to follow Robbie Keane out of White Hart Lane.
The deal to sign Andrei Arshavin from Zenit St Petersburg is proving difficult and it seems the club are considering making a last-ditch bid to buy David Villa from Valencia instead.
Spurs have admired Villa for some time, but Valencia’s asking price of more than £30m had scared them off.
However, no club have made a move for the Spain star so far and they haven’t given up hope, particularly as money is available having recouped £37m in player sales in recent weeks. (Mail Online)
The big rumour doing the rounds today is that Spurs have become frustrated with the lack of progress in the chase for Andrei Arshavin and have turned their full attention to the capture of Valencia’s David Villa.
The longer it goes without a serious move for Villa from one of the big Champions League sides, the more chance Spurs have of securing his signature. With no other offers having been forthcoming, Tottenham officials have apparently gone back in for their No.1 target. (White Hart Pain)
It appears that Ramos is very keen indeed to keep spending, although given the long list of players who have also left the club, the total expenditure by the Spaniard is not that high and hence the possibility of another big-name signing. If Dimitar does leave the club, then Spurs are asking for more or less the same amount that it would take to convince cash-strapped Valencia to sell their prized asset.
Clearly the key factor here is the lack of bids for £33m-rated David Villa from elsewhere, the 26-year-old goal machine may feel that Juande’s revolution at White Hart Lane is a very tempting prospect. Would Spurs fans gladly accept the sale of Berbs if it meant the capture of such a highly-rated in-form international striker?