Barcelona announce Villa sale to Atletico Madrid

Barcelona have announced the sale of David Villa to Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona have announced the sale of David Villa to Atletico Madrid.

Atletico earned a reported £50million from the recent sale of Falcao to Monaco but will only be investing a fraction of that on Villa.

Barca said in a statement: "The deal will cost a maximum of 5.1million euros, with 2.1million this season, 2million more if the player is still at Atletico Madrid in the 2014/15 season and another million if he stays until the 2015/16 season.

"As well as that, Barca have reserved 50 per cent of the rights of any future transfer of the player."

Atletico also confirmed the deal in a statement on their website, adding: "This agreement will be consolidated once the Asturian player undertakes his medical and signs his contract with our club."

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