David Villa signs for Atletico Madrid
Barcelona has announced on its website a principle of agreement with Atlético de Madrid for the transfer of David Villa (31 years) to the rojiblanco club. A transfer that will be effective when the player, that at the Camp Nou he had a record close to the 11 million per season, pass the medical examination.
The transfer price will vary depending on the seasons that the Asturian forward, which ended the contract in June 2014, stay in the Calderón. According to the figures offered by the Catalan club, Madrilenians will pay “A maximum of 5,1 millions of euros, Distributed in 2,1 million this season, 2 million more if the player belongs to Atlético the season 2014/15 and another million if he extends his contract until the 2015/16 season”.
The Barcelona, club he came to in the summer of 2010 after payment of 40 millions to Valencia, reserves a 50% of the rights on a future transfer of the Asturian. In his three seasons at the Camp Nou he has played a total of 119 official matches in which he has scored 48 goals: 33 in the Spanish League, 8 in the Champions League, 6 in the Copa del Rey and 1 in the Spanish Super Cup.
In his first year under the command of Pep Guardiola, Villa was one of the architects of the conquest of the League titles, Champions (with a goal in the Wembley final against United) and the European and Spanish Super Cups. But the serious injury suffered in December 2011, during the Club World Cup, it hampered his evolution at Can Barça. After eight months inactive, it was difficult for the forward to enter the team dynamics and lost his leading role. further, the arrival of Neymar Jr. to Barcelona it was a new obstacle for the Asturian.
Historical top scorer of the Spanish team (56 goals), before arriving at Barcelona, He played for Valencia where he definitely exploded, Zaragoza where he became famous and Sporting de Gijón, his lifelong club and in which he became known. He is considered one of the best strikers in the history of Spain, but the best.