Thursday, November 21, 2019

Barcelona make David Villa available for sale; Arsenal target drops England hint

Barcelona make David Villa available for sale

Barcelona have placed Spanish forward David Villa on the transfer list, according to Marca.

The Spanish international arrived from Valencia two years ago for a fee of €40 million, signing a four-year deal worth €7 million per campaign.

However, the player never quite managed to justify the hefty price tag and could leave Camp Nou in January.

According to Marca, Barcelona are willing to cash in on the former Valencia star, but only if the right offer comes along.

The 30-year-old striker is no longer considered a first team regular at Camp Nou, having started just eight La Liga games this term.

Villa has a long list of suitors, including Chelsea, Liverpool and Aston Villa, but it remains to be seen whether one of the interested sides would be prepared to splash the cash in January.

Arsenal target drops England hint

Twente forward Ola John has revealed that he plans to move to England at the end of the season.

The brother of former Fulham striker Collins John has been in scintillating form in his first season as a regular starter in Twente.

Despite his fragile age, the 19-year-old winger started 14 Eredivisie games this season, scoring five goals in the process.

The good showings in Dutch top flight saw him attract attention from Manchester United and Arsenal, and John now admits that a move to England is a realistic possibility.

“I first want to do everything I can to make FC Twente champions again,” John told NUsport.

“Then I’ll know the time is right to switch to a big English club. Through my brother Collins, I know how beautiful it is to play in the Premier League.”

New York Red Bulls adamant Tim Ream not for sale

MLS side New York Red Bulls insist that their star player Tim Ream will not be leaving the club in January.

The 24-year-old has been attracting interest from a number of English Premier League sides, including Bolton and West Bromwich.

Both Owen Coyle and Roy Hodgson have expressed their interest in signing the highly rated defender, but it looks as though Rim is set to stay put.

“Tim is going to play for us next year,” New York Red Bulls sporting director Erik Soler told the official website of the MLS.

“I met with him, as I did with every single player after the season, and my message was very clear.

“We would like him to go on those two training sessions (with West Brom and Bolton) to gain experience, and also to have a personal benchmark on what the mid-or-lower Premier League would feel like.

“Apart from that we have absolutely no other plans than him returning here and gaining some experience that will be good for us.”

For more news about football transfers and rumours, visit our Transfer News section. To view all football transfers for 2011/12 season, visit our Soccer Transfers section.

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Nemanja Lazarevic


Working as editor-in-chief at Soccernews.com, Nemanja Lazarevic is responsible for organising and managing the team of writers to ensure the content produced on the site meets high industry standards and remains interesting to our readers. As our go-to guy for the football transfer news, he uses an extensive experience in the industry to dig up latest transfer stories from local sources.

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