Veteran marksman could opt to now finish his career in his homeland.
In-demand FC Barcelona front man David Villa has given a strong indication that he may remain at Camp Nou this summer after all, rather than sign for either Tottenham Hotspur or Arsenal, says the Independent.
The Spain international has been with the Liga giants for three years now, having signed for the club from fellow Spanish outfit Valencia for a whopping 40 million euros on a four-year deal in May 2010.
However, after a promising start to life in Catalonia the 31-year-old found it hard to win a regular starting berth in attack for the club under new head coach Tito Vilanova, having suffered a broken leg in the Fifa World Club Championship in Dec 2011.
Villa, who scored nine goals in 27 Liga outings for Barca last season, with four assists to his name as well, says that he is still to make up his mind whether he will be departing Barcelona this summer and that he may after all remain with the club, in spite of reported interest in his services from a range of big-name Premier League clubs.
“I always try to think of the present. I will go to the Confederations Cup and try to play a good role there,” Villa said in the Spanish press.
“We’ll need to analyse many things during the summer and then we’ll see. Right now I’m not thinking about anything else than playing football.
“I have a contract with Barca and I’ve always said that I’m very happy here.”