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Published: 12:08 | 13/3/16

David Villa reveals Premier League offers

Spain striker felt timing was never right

David Villa has spoken of how he would have loved to play in the Premier League but the timing was never right.

The Spanish national team's all-time record goalscorer admitted that while he would have loved to play in England and he received many offers, the timing was never right for him to make the move there.

"Every year I’ve had offers to play in the Premier League, and, honestly, I would have loved to have played there," he said. "But timing was just never quite right.

"The year I had the most impact was when Valencia decided to sell me and there were a lot of offers, but I was very clear with myself that I wanted to play for Barcelona.

"And then when I left Barça, as you said, offers came but I went to Atletico and after that ended I decided to come to New York.

"Unfortunately, in life, you have to make decisions based on so many things.

"I love watching the Premier League and I’ve always had the opportunity to go, but a better offer always got in the way."

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