Barcelona No2 Vilanova admits Villa admiration
On Barca's failed summer bid for the Spain striker, Vilanova told El Mundo Deportivo: "I was not in negotiations and I cannot say what occurred.
"As I understand it, Barca wanted Villa, he was willing to come and it was to be closed with Valencia or their president. But Barca had no choice because Valencia did not give in. He would do well with Barca.
"Personally, I think he is the forward that I like most in the world."