My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

Villa hopes Barcelona beat Man City, Chelsea for Mata

Barcelona striker David Villa hopes they can sign his former Valencia teammate Juan Mata.

Mata is being linked with Chelsea and Manchester City.

But Barca are also interested, as they find themselves priced out of a deal for Udinese star Alexis Sanchez.

Villa smiled: "Imagine what it would mean for me personally, Mata is like a brother I love him very much. I'm happy for his success and to have him back around me would be like a dream.

"Hopefully he can have all the luck in the world either with his team or another, because he deserves it because he is a great person and a great player."

 Click here for the No1 coverage of all the gossip and transfer news around Barcelona.

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?