David Villa to decide future in June

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After all the talk about David Villa, there seems to be one thing clear at the moment and that is neither player nor club are willing to depart ways in the January transfer, but instead will make a final decision in June, when the season ends.
Sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta wanted to make it clear after the match against Valladolid last week his position on Villa and now the player himself has spoken up about it. Apparently, sources close to Villa have said that the player will not make any move at the moment, preferring to see what happens in the coming weeks.

Initially, it was thought that Villa was going to have a conversation with Tito Vilanova during the Christmas holidays to find out his future at the club but eventually left on holiday after the last game. Tito Vilanova’s relapse and operation during these past few weeks have prevented player and coach from coming together.

However, it is quite possible that they had a chance to talk about Villa’s future early December and that player had made the decision to try and fight for his place in the first team. The player feels completely recovered from his injury. In December 2011, he broke his tibia and fibula while playing in the Club World Cup with Barca. After a long recovery he began the season playing some minutes and scoring some goals – something no one expected. But Vilanova has had a difficult job trying to place Villa in the starting lineup this year, as can been seen.

One of Vilanova’s priorities is for Fabregás to play. With Busquets, Xavi and Iniesta as permanent fixtures, Vilanova sees either Cesc or Iniesta bringing up the rear. This leaves only two places at the front. One is for Messi and the other seems to be for Pedro at the moment.

But when there’s been any injuries, Vilanova has gone for Chilean international Alexis Sánchez whose current performance is significantly lower than David Villa’s – something which the Spaniard doesn’t understand and feels that it’s a clear warning message regarding his future at Barca.

Looking at the situation from Villa’s point of view, the English Premier League have asked about the possibility of him leaving Barcelona. Arsenal, Chelsea, and Liverpool have expressed their intentions to either buy him outright or get him on a loan deal – though Villa’s market value would have to be discussed.

Barcelona doesn’t want to lose a striker that cost 40 million euros, who happens to be the top scorer in the history of the Spanish national side and is answering his critics with goals every time he plays and whose transfer would become a sore talking point should one of the Catalan club’s strikers get injured.

Finally, David Villa doesn’t really want to leave the club. He knows there’s a lot of season to go will have his opportunities to play. The player is also aware that it would be very difficult for Barca to lose this year’s league title and if he left, he wouldn’t be able to compete with anyone in the Champions League. Villa wants to hold out until June. If he does hold out, he will have the upper hand because his contract expires in 2014. Then it’s a case of renewing or leaving.

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