3 reasons why Chelsea would be a good option for David Villa

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There’s lots of talk about David Villa at the moment with the transfer window looming and the fact that Tito doesn’t really count on the ex Valencia striker to start crucial matches.

Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta is adamant that Villa will be going nowhere once the January sales hit town but like all good transfer rumours, it could be all just hot air. Would Barca prefer to keep Villa unhappy on the bench or sell him off at a good price? Anyone who understands a footballer’s mind would tell you that a top striker like Villa would rather be at a club where he gets to play than one that keeps him on the bench only to come on for the last 20 minutes or so.

This is where a Chelsea deal could be good for Villa. Although Chelsea have the cash, a nice little loan deal might be good for both parties. With Chelsea’s Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole set to look for new clubs, that leaves Chelsea with a young and exciting squad, but lacking in the experience sector.

It also looks like Fernando Torres will be left with Lucas Piazon as Chelsea’s only two strikers on paper. Barcelona’s David Villa would be great for these two and add some experience up front as well as decent firepower. If Villa joined Chelsea, it would mean a trident of Spanish stars in the upper half of the field if we bring in Juan Mata. And with Oriol Romeu added to the Spaniards, this might get Torres firing like he used to for Liverpool.

 3 good reasons for David Villa to put on a Blues’ shirt would be:

  • David Villa himself needs to boost his confidence. This is something that is not happening at the moment at Barcelona with him sitting on the bench. Villa hasn’t started five of the games this season and Tito only seems to want him for the less important clashes.
  • A loan deal would be the best option for Villa as he gets a chance to play and then in a year or two down the line, can finish his days at Barca. Villa would cost around 15Million euros and he’s already 30 years of age so the money on a loan deal would be better spent on the stars high wages. Daniel Sturridge is off to Liverpool and that provides the perfect gap for David Villa to team up with Torres and Mata.
  • David Villa has a pedigree second to none and all the trophies to prove it. Look at Villa’s trophy stats: 1 La Liga title, 1 Champions League, 1 Copa del Rey, 2 Spanish Super Cups, 1 UEFA Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup, 1 European Championship and 1 World Cup. Villa has seen and done it all in footballing terms and would provide a young Chelsea squad with some much needed experience by a player who has played in all the big games.


David Villa would love more than anything to finish his days at Barca but if we honestly look at his situation, it doesn’t look too healthy. Instead of sitting on a player that is anxious for action, why not let him go for a few seasons to get his instinct and fitness back? I think it’d be a good deal all round.

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  1. Joseph Porto says

    Villa is a Barca problem, not a Chelsea one, we have enough with Deco, Bennayoun, Malouda. to bring another downing star like Villa.
    We have Lampard for Barza. That will be great! if you try harder we will include Terry.


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