Barcelona signs Villa

19 May

I didn’t really think it was possible, but Barcelona has made its attack more potent with the signing of Valencia’s David Villa.  The Spanish champions paid $49 million to secure Villa’s services.  Villa tallied 29 goals to help Valencia to a third place league finish and a Champions League spot.  He will join Lionel Messi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pedro and Bojan Krkic as part of an insanely talented offense. (Let’s be honest, Thierry Henry is done in Barcelona, especially after this signing.)

It’s a good signing for Barcelona because Villa will fit in their system and contribute right away.  They are not trying to put together a team of all-stars  just because they can (cough*Madrid*cough).  I’m calling it now: Barcelona = 2010/11 La Liga champs.

As a Liverpool fan, it would have been great to see Villa join the Reds.  Villa, along with current Liverpool striker Fernando Torres, form Spain’s front line and the duo could wreak havoc playing together on a regular basis.  Alas, tis but a dream. 

Anyways, now that it’s summer and transfer madness is in full swing, I’ll write about signings, but not too much about rumours.  (I’ll just fret internally about those – particularly the ones involving Liverpool’s best players.)  With transfers and of course, the World Cup, it should be an entertaining summer.

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