Arsene Wenger has a number of players on his list of transfer targets for Arsenal next month, and a quality striker is thought to be one of his most pressing wishes. The Gunners have been linked with a number of different strikers such as Demba Ba and Fernado Llorente or more tricky players like Adrian Lopez.
The biggest `name` that we have been seriously linked with is the Spanish international striker David Villa. Barcelona have made all the right noises about not wanting to sell the 31-year old, and many of the players have denied reports that Villa is unhappy with his situation at the club. The problem for Barcelona is that Villa is a massive fan’s favourite, so they do not want to be seen to be easing his transfer.
For this reason, it is being reported that Villa is pushing for a move and they have told Arsenal that his price will be £16 million, according to the Daily Mail. His age may make Arsenal think that is too much, but I think he has got lots more good years in him. Not only is he the top scorer for the Spanish national team, his goals to games ratio is better than anyone else around him.
Villa has played in 12 league games this season, but has only been on the pitch for 482 minutes, so his five goals have been scored at almost one a game. With no chance of a good run to build form, that is a great staistic and proves that Villa is still a world class striker.