David Villa said that he was close to joining the Gunners before leaving Barcelona in July for Atletico Madrid, and pay per head services were very surprised to hear about this.
Pay per head services saw that after spending three years with the Spanish champions, Villa switched to the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
And the Spain international striker who’s a favourite with pay per head services around the world said that in January he almost signed for Arsenal, but the deal was blocked by Barca.
“Arsenal’s offer was very good for the club and great for me, but they (Barcelona) did not deem it feasible for me to leave at that time. I was told that I was needed,” Villa told Canal+.
Pay per head services saw that since he scored against Barcelona when making his debut in the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana, Villa amassed eight goals in La Liga in what was a truly impressive campaign so far from Diego Simeone’s players.
Atletico, besides sitting second in the table, also qualified for the UEFA Champions League’s knockout stage after topping Group G, with Villa happy to have joined the club.
“I’m happy (that I joined Atletico) because my goals and performance on the field have helped the team to achieve their goals,” he added.
And price per head services saw how much the player helped the club, and are confident that he’ll continue to be a key player with the Catalan giants.
“After all, as you know, I think more (as a) collective than (an) individual.
“The club (Barcelona) has always shown me great affection, and fulfilled their promise to sell me in the summer. I have only words of gratitude for Barca.”
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Fans everywhere know very well how talented Villa is, and wonder how things would have been for the Gunners if he would have joined their side. Developments on the player will be closely monitored by pay per head services all over the world.