Found August 22, 2013 on Soccerlens:
Arsenal could have signed David Villa for €2.5M - originally posted on Premier League side Arsenal have been criticised throughout this summer for the lack of transfer activity. Ex-Auxerre striker Yaya Sanogo is the side’s only signing of the new season – joining the Gunners on a free transfer. Gonzalo Higuain, Bernard, Luiz Gustavo, David Villa, and Etienne Capoue were some of the names Arsenal were linked with, only to miss out on them to other clubs. Manager Arsenal Wenger has frequently defended his actions in the market, while stating the side were unlucky to be priced out of moves for some of their targets. However, journalist Guillem Balague has shed some light on one player who got away. He revealed how Arsenal made an approach for Spanish international David Villa in January last season, but their enquiry was snubbed by Barcelona – who cited they had no plans to sell him. In the six months that followed, Villa’s happiness and form both took a battering, and w...

Arsenal missed out on Villa chance

Arsenal missed out on the chance to sign former Barcelona striker David Villa for 2.3m euros before the Spaniard's switch to Atletico Madrid . Speaking to Sky Sports' Revista de la Liga, Guillem Balague has revealed how Arsenal missed out on signing Spaini international Villa for potentially as little as 2.3m euros. The 31-year-old forward joined Atletico Madrid from Barcelona...

Roberto Soldado Ends Valencia 2.0 in Tottenham Debut

Roberto Soldado Ends Valencia 2.0 in Tottenham Debut - originally posted on Soccerlens.comRoberto Soldado giving Spurs fans a thumbs up after beating Crystal Palace 1-0. Roberto Soldado stood over the penalty spot with all the confidence and bravado that fans of Valencia had been so accustomed to. He slotted home the goal, cool as you like, and gave his side the win. However, this...
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