Premier League - Villa snubbed Spurs 'despite much higher bid'

Tottenham Hotspur and Fiorentina made significantly higher bids for David Villa than Atletico, but Barcelona honoured the player's wish to join the Madrid club.

Liga - Villa snubbed Spurs 'despite much higher bid'

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David Villa

The 31-year-old Spain star completed a move to the Vicente Calderon for a potential eventual total of just €5.1m.

However, Catalunya Radio report that both Spurs and Fiorentina had come forward with offers worth ‘€3m or €4m more’ to sign the striker this summer.

Barca reportedly accepted Atleti’s deal as it was the player’s preference and the Catalans wanted to ‘thank’ him for not leaving them in January, when Arsenal had a bid turned down.

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