Rumours of David Villa coming to Spurs have been doing the rounds for a few weeks now but the link has gathered momentum in the last 24 hours after Spanish radio reported that a deal was ‘very close’.
The report was then picked up by the Spanish Press who claim that long term admirer Andre Villas-Boas has persuaded the player to come to the White half of North London, irrespective of whether the club qualifies for the Champions League or not.
Stories like these come and go with increasing regularity but even the most cynical among us would find it hard not to get excited over the prospect of Villa lining up in a Lilywhite shirt next season. His record at the Nou Camp remained good this year despite starting most of his games on the bench and he is still regarded as one of the most dangerous strikers in Europe.
The fee is either 12 million pounds or 12 million euros depending on which report you read and while it may seem high for a 31 year old, it could prove to be a bargain for somebody – will it be Spurs?