Arsenal transfers: David Villa interested by ‘fascinating’ Fiorentina

Arsenal transfers: David Villa's agent says the Barcelona forward finds Fiorentina "fascinating" amid Premier League interest

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Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for David Villa in January Photo: FC Barcelona

David Villa’s agent says the Barcelona striker finds Fiorentina’s plans “fascinating” amid interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Spain international has been linked with a move away from the La Liga champions this summer after being limited to 10 goals in 17 top-flight starts last term.

North London duo Arsenal and Spurs have both been linked with a bid as Arsene Wenger and Andre Villas-Boas look to bolster their respective attacking options.

But Villa’s agent, Victor Onate, has hinted the forward would be interested in a potential move to La Viola, who narrowly missed out on a top-three finish last term.

“It would be an exaggeration to speak about an official interest but we know Fiorentina’s plans and they are fascinating,” said Onate.

“I know the technical director, Eduardo Macia, with whom I worked in Valencia, and we are constantly in touch.

“Fiorentina’s season was good and they want to grow again.”

The 31-year-old has scored 48 goals in 116 appearances for Barcelona after joining the Catlana side from Valencia in 2010.

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