Liga - Barca’s Villa signing investigated

The details surrounding Barcelona’s signing of David Villa from Valencia are to be investigated in court, it has been reported.

Liga - Barca’s Villa signing investigated

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David Villa Atletico Madrid Barcelona 2013

El Pais claims that former Valencia president Manuel Llorente and former vice-president Javier Gomez, currently director general of La Liga, have been named in court documents after a lawsuit by Andres Sanchis, a former Valencia shareholder.

“The signing has very strange things,” Sanchis said of Villa’s move to Barca.

Former Barca president Joan Laporta is said to have made a statement confirming Villa’s signing cost €50m (£41m), while his successor Sandro Rosell said Barca paid €40m (£33m).

Villa changed agents prior to the transfer, joining a company headed by a former Valencia employee and leaving his long-term representative, who was told by a court he was not entitled to any cut of the transfer.

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