David Villa has made up his mind.
The Real talks have stalled. The price is a sticking point. The EPL is less challenging than the Liga in its current shape and form, so Man Utd and Chelsea will have to opt for a lesser name.
Time for Barca to unveil their transfer kitty and spirit Villa away. He is much better matched with Messi, Xavi and Iniesta. I see the ultra competitive Villa flourishing in a system with so many goal supplying avenues. Plus, who would pass up the opportunity to play under Pep Guardiola, a player's manager.
The Barca deal would involve €50m including the loan services of Martin Caceres and Bojan Krkic. That is a lot of talent and money which gives Valencia a much needed lifeline without a drastic drop off in performance.