Villa to shun English interest

25 June 2009 05:58
Valencia striker David Villa has ruled out leaving Spain, having recently seen a big-money move to Real Madrid fall through. The 27-year-old Spain international was close to agreeing a switch to the Bernabeu before his current club decided that he was not for sale. However, reports in Spain suggest that Barcelona could take advantage to secure Villa's signature, with the diminutive frontman having ruled out a move to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. He told Spanish television: "A week ago my future was clear and now it's not. "I've been through some tough moments, which are partly my own fault, but I decided to put it all aside and I've not thought about it in the last five days. "When I said I had taken a decision it was true, and this decision is that next season I will play in Spain because it is the league that is best for me. "I will not go abroad."

Source: ESA