Real Madrid defender Raul Albiol says Barcelona will be even stronger next season with his former Valencia teammate David Villa now signed up.

Albiol admits he was "shocked" by Villa's decision to move to the Nou Camp.

He told AS: "To be honest, seeing him pose with the Barca crest was a bit shocking to me. I had to look twice to make sure it was actually him and not a double. He is a great signing and has shown himself to be a great player both with Valencia and with the national team. He goes to a great team as well."