Spanish side Barcelona are rumoured to be in business with Gremio with the aim of getting their player Arthur this January. The Catalan side have spent a lot of recent but they could add an extra leg even after the signature of Philippe Coutinho and Yerry Mina. The club sporting director Robert Fernandez is set to meet the 21-year old ahead of a possible move. The player’s release clause is £43.8 million but Barca can get him for around £17.5 million if they make the play for him this month….read more
Former Barcelona striker David Villa has thanked his former teammate Victor Valdes as the goalkeeper retires from the game. The Major League Soccer star also revealed the present the keeper received when he won the Zamora award in 2011. The Spaniard was awarded the best goals conceded per game ration for his performance in the 2010/11 La Liga season. Valdes felt it was more of a team effort so he shared the honour with the rest of the team. Valdes then presented each player in the team with a plaque.
Spain has dropped MLS soccer star David Villa from its latest list for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel. Coach Julen Lopetugui called on the player in the last international window, with Villa featuring against Italy. Villa played in the 3-0 win despite being out of the team for three years. He was injured when Spain played Lichtenstein in the next game though. Lopetugui opted to leave him out altogether this time.
Former Barcelona striker David Villa expects his former team to recover from the sale of their Brazilian striker Neymar. He said that fans are still in a state of shock as this was not something that they were expecting and he feels that the team will recover from this. He said that the Spanish giant had lost a lot of great players in the past, but they have always recovered and found their place among Europe biggest clubs. He feels that this time also things will be the same and…read more
After the international break, the Major League Soccer action resumed over the weekend. David Villa continued his impressive run in the league. The former Barcelona man has shown a commendable level of consistency that makes him arguably the Best Designated Player in the history of the league. The Spaniard scored the opener in the 2-1 victory over a top-form Chicago side. New York City played with a man down in the final 78 minutes but MVP Villa carried the team proudly. In other games, Cristian Colman was equally impressive as…read more
Outgoing Chelsea skipper John Terry has asked that the club spend big on the squad after qualifying for the Champions League. He has always been an advocate for the club to spend on having the best players. After the Blues won the FA Cup in 2009, he asked that the club get the best players like David Villa and Franck Ribery; “the best out there,” he said. Even after the club only signed Yuri Zhirkov, he asked for more players, saying “the big four need to strengthen.” After the defence…read more
Former Barcelona and Valencia forward David Villa says that he would have never been able to foresee such an amazing career. He used to play football on the streets before being picked up by Valencia. He went on to play for Barcelona and the Spanish national team. Villa was hugely responsible for the successes enjoyed by both teams. He has managed to win the Champions League, European Championship, and the World Cup in his stellar career. Now playing with New York City FC, Spain’s all-time top goalscorer says that he…read more
Former Barcelona hitman David Villa has opened up on the difference of the Major League Soccer from other top leagues in the world. The Spaniard, who is also the reigning MLS MVP, said that the MLS remained interesting as it offered 22 teams a clear chance at lifting the title without any risk of relegation and that it does not require promotion to participate like other leagues in Europe. “Here it’s different. You don’t have relegation, but when the league starts on March 3, 22 teams have a chance to…read more