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Villa relishes Barca opportunity
23 May 2010 - 15:16:38
Spain striker David Villa is excited about the prospects of playing for Barcelona next season, having sealed a £34million move from Valencia to the Camp Nou.
The 28-year-old is hoping to be able to challenge for top honours with Barca, having finally been prised away from Los Che after remaining loyal on several occasions.
Villa told his new club's official website: "Over the last few years Barca has become known as the best club in the world, playing the best football and to be able to share a changing room with some of the great names that are here is a real source of pride.
"That's not something I'm just saying now, it's something I've always felt.
"It's a very exciting prospect to win the Champions League for me, because I've never been so close to achieving it as I am now.
"I guess it is an obsession too, because a team like Barca has to always be up there with the best in Europe.
"I've spoken with Pep Guardiola and he told me how keen he was to see me playing for his team.
"My international team-mates have spoken really well of him to me and they all reckon they've improved under him and that he makes you enjoy playing the game."