The Gunners are in dire need for a prolific forward, with the absence of Robin van Persie still playing on Gooner’s minds, the inescapable realization is that Arsenal must reinforce this summer.
Enter David Villa, the experienced Spanish international is on Wenger’s shortlist and he even tried to recruit him in the winter window, however Barca held strong and managed to retain the services of the 31-year-old.
While he may be getting on in age, his skill and potency is undeniable and his price too will be moderate. His unhappiness at the lack of consistent playing time is the main factor for his departure and the want to explore new cultures and experience similarly to compatriot and team mate Valdez.
The recent comments from Barcelona’s vice-president Josep Maria Bartomeu has inevitably opened the door to a summer exit, with the Spaniard known to be unhappy at present:
The coaching staff trust him to continue here next season, but if he is not comfortable we’ll find a solution.
One source that is always interesting to investigate is the skybet betting odds who offer transfer specials for the upcoming transfer window. Their expertise in the sporting market make their odds some what of an interesting grading system to see where certain teams may lie in the race to sign a stars signature.
The Gunners are surprisingly third favourites to gain Spain’s all time leading goalscorer’s signature this summer, with big spending PSG and City ahead in the pecking order – they can offer Villa the wage package he desires before retirement, but can they offer the style of football that suits the Spainard’s choice?
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Here are the full odds for David Villa’s next destination this summer:
Manchester City 7/4
Manchester United 12/1
What are your thoughts? Do you think Villa will snub the lure of London for Paris or Manchester? Is it even worth Arsenal investing the money on the 31 year old World Cup winner? Feel free to comment below..