≡ Menu

Should Tottenham go for David Villa?

According to reports from Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur have shown interests in signing Barcelona forward David Villa.

The Spanish international returned from a horrific broken leg and has since struggled to regain his place under new Barcelona manager Tito Vilanova.

The former Valencia striker, who scored 23 goals (9 assists) in his debut season for the Catalan giants, has been the subject of enquiries from Arsenal and Liverpool, but Barcelona are not willing to entertain any loan offers. The club will only sell for around £16m.

Tottenham Hotspur are looking for a striker to bolster their squad in the January transfer window. A striker of Villa’s calibre will certainly lift the spirit of the players and the North London club will be in a great position to challenge for the top four spot.

There are just so many things fundamentally wrong about El Guaje signing for Spurs. Firstly, the person himself has stated time and again that he doesn’t want to move outside Spain. Secondly, one of the multiple lessons that we have learned over the years is no one can out-haggle Barcelona in a negotiation table. And he is 31. Given the fact that his entire game is built on pace, one can feel he can only go downhill from herein forward.

Further, why investing £16m on a striker who can give you top service for at the max 2-3 years. This is an ideal scenario we’re talking about. The dosh can be better utilized elsewhere.