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Tottenham Hotspur have joined Liverpool in the chase for Barcelona star David Villa according to reports
11:17am Wednesday 19th December 2012 in Spurs
Spurs are lining up a sensational move for unfancied Barcelona forward David Villa, according to reports in Spain.
Tottenham have joined Liverpool in the chase for the Spanish striker as Andre Villas-Boas desperately looks to bolster his attacking options.
Villa, 31, broke his tibia and missed most of the 2011/12 season and since his return in August this year has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Barcelona side under Tito Vilanova.
That means the hitman could be available for a cut-price fee as early as January and although Liverpool have been long-term suitors, Spurs look to be more realistic challengers for a Champions League place this season.
Villa, who has scored 26 goals in 48 starts for the Catalan giants, would represent a coup for Villas-Boas who could deploy the Spaniard in either a wide or central position.
The former Valencia star is believed to favour a switch to the Premier League rather than another Spanish club.