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Atletico new boy Villa had Premier League move in mind

David Villa has revealed that he was close to making a summer move to the Premier League.

Spain's all-time leading goalscorer left Barcelona to join Atletico Madrid recently but could have been on his way to England's top flight had the Rojiblancos not come in for him.

"We had a move to the Premier in mind but then Atleti appeared and within three days all my personal terms had been agreed," he told reporters.

"From a career point of view, they weren't lacking anything. They finished third and will play in the Champions League. They beat Real Madrid to win the Copa del Rey.

"Starting from today, the best club in the world for me is Atletico Madrid."

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