David Villa

Barcelona agree to sell David Villa to Atletico for US$6.5m

David Silva, Spain's all-time leading scorer, will move from Barcelona to Atletico for a fee of up to €5.1 million (US$6.55 million). Photo: AP

Atletico will pay €2.1 million this season, a further €2 million if the player continues to play at the Calderon in the 2014/15 season, and another one million if he extends his contract to 2016, Barca said in a statement.

Tuesday, 9 July, 2013, 9:16am

Messi-Villa double act a Barca bonus

Barcelona's David Villa (right) celebrates with teammate Lionel Messi after scoring against Rayo Vallecano at the Camp Nou. Photo: AFP

Barcelona assistant manager Jordi Roura was delighted at the understanding between Lionel Messi and David Villa as they combined for all of Barca's goals in a 3-1 win over Rayo Vallecano.

19 Mar 2013 - 5:32am

Messi winner against Sevilla stretches Barca lead at the top

Lionel Messi scored in the 2-1 win over a stuffy Sevilla. Photo: AP

Barcelona stretched their advantage at the top of La Liga to 15 points as two goals in eight minutes just before the hour mark from David Villa and Lionel Messi clinched a 2-1 win over Sevilla.

25 Feb 2013 - 4:13am

Short Soccer, February 14, 2013

Didier Drogba has been given the go-ahead to play for Galatasary, a Turkish Football Federation (TFF) source and the club said yesterday, after his former club Shanghai Shenhua disputed his move from China. 

14 Feb 2013 - 3:04am

Short Soccer, December 29, 2012

David Villa

Schalke 04 midfielder Lewis Holtby will leave the Bundesliga club at the end of the season after the Germany international turned down a contract extension, the club said yesterday.

29 Dec 2012 - 3:34am