Reports: Real Madrid set to sign former Barcelona star on loan
What’s the story?
Real Madrid are desperate to sign a striker in January as Karim Benzema is not managing to do anything for them. Los Blancos wants someone who's got experience in La Liga and someone who's available for cheap.
As per reports by Edu Pidal of Onda Cero and Radio Estadio, Zinedine Zidane has set sights on signing David Villa on loan until the end of the season. With MLS currently in its off-season period, the Madrid side have decided to sign him up on loan.
In case you didn’t know…
The New York City FC captain is not a former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. The Spanish striker has played for five Spanish sides and has been in the MLS since 2014.
He was loaned out to A-League outfit, Melbourne City – another side owned by Manchester City Football Group. He's been in a sensational form ever since he left Barcelona and Zidane hopes he can continue the same at Bernabeu.
The heart of the matter
David Villa is currently not playing and wants to regain his fitness. The Spaniard was reportedly looking for a club to join and Real Madrid have swooped in.
Back in 2009, when David Villa was at Valencia, the striker had revealed that he only wanted to join Real Madrid if he was leaving Los Che Els Taronges. However, he ended up joining Barcelona and then moved to Atletico Madrid.
So, it looks like David Villa is going to achieve his life-long dream of playing for Real Madrid. It would be a good move for both parties as it would give Madrid a striker who can score goals while Villa will be able to play and keep his fitness.
He will also be the first player ever to play for the Spanish Big 4 – Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Real Madrid!