David Villa er spænskur og því þarf samkvæmt breskum lögum að orða hann við Liverpool. Guillem Balague, sem þekkir bæði vel til spænska boltans og til Rafa Benitez (Rafa hefur gefið honum lengstu og innihaldríkustu viðtölin sín),
útilokar dregur mjög í efa þær sögusagnir að David Villa komi til Liverpool. Hann segir á blogginu sínu:
>People keep talking about David Villa and a possible link to Liverpool. I have said it again, but I will repeat it. There has been NO CONTACT between Liverpool and David Villa’s representative, Jose Luis Tamargo. Someone made up a quote that the player did not say in the mixed zone. He is supposed to have hinted he would be interested in a move to Anfield. It is not true; he has not said such a thing. He has told me so in an exclusive interview with guillembalague.com.
>His best friend in the national team is Pepe Reina, and Pepe has jokingly asked him to join Liverpool many times. But, believe me, that is as far as it has gone between David Villa and Liverpool. I will give you my prediction: David Villa IS NOT GOING TO LIVERPOOL. There has been interest from Juve, Inter, Real Madrid, Spurs and Barcelona and I have the impression he will end up going to one of those teams. Pep Guardiola is dreaming of playing Mario Gomez and David Villa together, but that is far from a reality yet.
Og hérna er viðtalið, sem að Balague vísar í við Villa. Þar segir David Villa:
>I have heard that I am supposed to have said that I would prefer to go to Liverpool to play next season or that I want Chelsea to be my next team. Please, Guillem, make sure that people know that I have not said anything like that. My club insists I am not for sale and, believe me, I am totally focused on the European Championships. As far as I know, nobody from Liverpool has been in touch, but in any case my future is not something I have in my mind at the moment. I do not understand why people put words in my mouth.
Semsagt, eins dipló og Villa getur verið. Hann vill eflaust skiljanlega minnka slúður í tengslum við sig á meðan að EM stendur. Það kemur jú fram í viðtalinu að Pepe Reina sé besti vinur David Villa, en það þýðir ekki að þeir þurfi að enda hjá sama liðinu. Ætli líklegast sé ekki einsog Balague talar um að Villa endi hjá Barcelona.
Villa og Torres saman í framlínu Liverpool er fallegur draumur, en verður sennilega áfram bara draumur.