Barcelona sell Villa

Atletico Madrid reached an agreement to sign Spain striker David Villa from Spanish champions Barcelona on Monday, in what could be one of the bargain deals of the summer transfer window.

The 31-year-old, Spain's all-time leading scorer, will move for a fee of up to 5.1 million euros ($6.55 million) with Barca reserving 50 percent of the rights over any future transfer.

“The agreement and the signing of Villa as a new player at Atletico will be formalised after the player has taken a medical,” Atletico said on their Twitter feed. The arrival of young Brazil forward Neymar at the Nou Camp had threatened to push Villa even further out of the reckoning.

Comments (+)