While the bosses from Monaco presented on , the chiefs from Atletico were testing the Colombian’s replacement – former Barca striker David Villa, who passed with good medical visits and signed for three years with Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid has quickly found a replacement for Radamel Falcao – instead of El Tigre who went to AS Monaco came David Villa from FC Barcelona. The 31 years old striker reached at the Vicente Calderon discounted – 5 million euros in installments. Villa passed the medical examination and will debut in the first round of La Liga with the new football team in a match against FC Sevilla.
“I am very happy to start a new phase, especially at Atletico Madrid who showed me all this affection in recent days.” said Villa.
The best scorer in the history of the Spanish national football team, with 56 goals, played on the Nou Camp since 2010, but missed eight months because of a fracture of the tibia.
“I couldn’t be other than grateful, from the first to the last day I was treated with respect and affection, I am grateful to everyone who gave me the chance to play these three years at a club as big as Barcelona.” Added the 31-year-old striker.
However, the best moments of his career crossed to Valencia, another strength of the Primera Division. For the grouping from the Mestalla, David Villa was an idol, and everyone regretting his split when he went to Barcelona.