Barcelona legend Cruyff: Guardiola will play Villa on flank

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff says coach Pep Guardiola has signed David Villa to play on a flank. Barca splashed out £34 million for the Valencia striker.

Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff says coach Pep Guardiola has signed David Villa to play on a flank.

Barca splashed out £34 million for the Valencia striker.

But Cruyff, Barca's honorary president, says Villa will be played as a winger: "That position is, I think, the place that Pep Guardiola has booked him for.

"Pep does not want Villa to be a No9, there is Messi. I wouldn't be surprised if he plays on the flank, dribbling, getting to the centre and, if there is no pass on, then shooting - one of his great qualities."