Barcelona on the brink of signing Villa, clearing the way for Eto’o to go

Barcelona have today confirmed that they have made a bid for Valencia striker David Villa. The Spanish international has been linked with a move to the Camp Nou all summer and finally it looks as though things are beginning to happen.

When asked about the possibility of signing Villa, Barcelona president, Joan Laporta had this to say : “He’s [Villa] a player we’re interested in, and we made a good bid for him, closer to €40 million than €50 million.”

Villa, 28, is desperate to join the current European Champions and it is understood that a deal could be complete early next week. With Villa now looking nailed on to arrive that seems to clear the way for Samuel Eto’o to leave the club.

Manchester City have already made a bid of £25 million for the Cameroon international, however that bid has yet to be accepted or rejected. City are willing to pay Eto’o as much as £250,000 a week to persuade him to move to Eastlands.

It will be fascinating to see how this one pans out over the coming days. There’s no way Barca are going to sign Villa and keep Eto’o, it just doesn’t make sense, so I feel a move to the Premier League is now a strong possibilty for Eto’o. Stay tuned to Football Corner for all the latest.