As Arsenal and Tottenham's interest in David Villa has begun to dwindle and become stagnant, it has given rise to a new suitor in the form of Fiorentina

When questioned on the reported interest of the Florence-based outfit Villa's agent Victor Onate told tuttomercatoweb that the forward was intrigued and could be tempted when speaking of the "interesting project" that is underway at the Italian club. 

Fiorentina are looking to make additions to their front line, as uncertainty and ambiguity surrounding the future of Stevan Jovetic could see the Montenegrin leave the Stadio Artemio Franchi. 

It is thought that at this early stage it is only an interest and no sort of offer has been sent to Barcelona

"I think it is excessive to say there is formal interest from Fiorentina but we know the type of interesting project they have in mind," the Euro 2008 Golden Boot winner's agent told tuttomercatoweb.

"I worked with current Fiorentina technical director Eduardo Macia at Valencia. We are friends and are in constant communication.  

"Fiorentina had a good season and their intention is to grow even more."

"David is focused on the Confederations Cup. Leaving a club like Barcelona is not easy and it depends on many factors, including next year's World Cup, as clearly he wants to approach it as a protagonist. 

"If he does leave, we are looking for an important project that will allow him to play at a high level. 

"England or Italy makes no difference, as long as the project is good." 

He has struggled to maintain a starting berth in Barcelona's first team after returning from a broken tibia but still managed to score 10 goals in 28 games. 

The Spanish international only has one year remaining on his contract at the Nou Camp. 

Villa has made 119 appearances for Barcelona since joining from Valencia for £35million in 2010 and has scored 48 goals during his time at the club. 


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