Fiorentina could interest Tottenham target David Villa, hints agent

Recent reports have linked the Barcelona forward with a move to Tuscany and his representative says that his client would not be averse to a Serie A switch
Tottenham target David Villa could be tempted to join Fiorentina due to the Italian club's "interesting project", according to the Barcelona forward's agent.

Spurs are already in advanced talks with Corinthians about a move for Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, but they have also been linked to the Spaniard as they search for a striker to solve their problems up front.

However reports in Spain have suggested that the Viola are looking to bring the 31-year-old to the Artemio Franchi along with Blaugrana youngster Jonathan Dos Santos.

And while Victor Onate has stressed that there is no concrete interest from the Tuscan side, he is a keen admirer of the club's recent work.

"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," he told Tuttomercatoweb.

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

Villa has one year left on his contract at Camp Nou.