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Atletico Madrid Agree Deal For David Villa, Dashing Tottenham’s Dreams

david villa Atletico Madrid Agree Deal For David Villa, Dashing Tottenhams Dreams

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign David Villa pending the Spanish striker passing a medal and agreeing personal terms, Atletico said today.

The news will come as a blow to Tottenham Hotspur who were strongly linked with signing the 31-year-old striker. In addition to Spurs, Arsenal were also linked earlier in the summer.

Spanish newspaper El Mundo Deportivo reported in the last 24 hours that Tottenham’s bid for Villa was described as “ridiculous.”

If and when the deal goes through, it’s another major signing by a foreign club outside of the Premier League this summer. It looks likely that English clubs will miss out on Edinson Cavani, Robert Lewandowski and David Villa, as well as already missing out on Radamel Falcao, Neymar, Isco, Joao Moutinho and others.

Tottenham will join the race again to try to find a high-profile striker to sign this summer. There’s still plenty of time, but the stars are beginning to wrap up their deals.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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