Agent: Villa prefers Spain stay

13 March 2009 09:19
The agent of Valencia striker David Villa has told Manchester City that they have no chance of signing his client. The 27-year-old Spain international is expected to be sold off by his current club to try and cover some off their massive debts, but Jose Luis Tamargo says that Villa is determined to stay in his homeland. He told El Mundo Deportivo: "My client does not want to leave Spain, he was very clear on that. "I do not know what kind of contacts or talks Valencia have had with Manchester City, or if there has been any agreement yet, but my client's future will remain in Spain, not abroad. "It is not a question of money." Meanwhile, City boss Mark Hughes has denied that his club have held any talks with Valencia in recent times. He told Sky Sports News: "There was interest shown just before Christmas. Basically, we went to them with a view to ask about certain players. "We were told the prices of certain players and we walked away. "Obviously, a question has been asked to people at Valencia 'has there been contact with Manchester City?'. "Yes, there was, but it was some months ago and it hasn't been revisited since then."

Source: ESA