As we move in to the off-season an unprecedented amount of managerial movement around Europe will surely see an already frantic transfer market go in to overdrive. This will give plenty of opportunities for transfer rumour and gossip. So how much of it is realistic?
Tottenham’s technical director Franco Baldini will hold talks with David Villa, 31, before the end of the week as the London club intensify their bid for the Barcelona forward.
What’s the story? Spurs are pushing on with their search for a new striker and have set their targets on David Villa, Leandro Damiao and Alvaro Negredo seemingly.
Does it make sense? Yes. They just need someone who can put the ball in the net and David Villa is one of the best at that.
Is the price right? Unlikely that Barcelona would put up too much resistance given they’ve got Neymar now. Maybe something in the £8-9m region, Tevez type money.
Will it happen? 7/10 – It seems like Arsenal are no longer in this. He’ll want Champions League football probably, but a top notch English team is a good choice. Needs to start every week to have a chance of starting for Spain at the World Cup.