Agent: Barca want Villa not Forlan
However, since leaving Old Trafford the 30-year-old has re-established himself as one of the most lethal forwards in la Liga, netting 54 league goals in 104 outings for Villarreal and a further 48 in 69 for present club Atletico Madrid.
His 32 league goals for the rojiblancos in 2008/09 earned him both the Pichichi trophy as top-scorer in la Liga, as well as the Golden Shoe for being the deadliest marksman in Europe - trophies he also picked up as a Villarreal player.
And as a result, Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with a move for the talisman.
However, Forlan's representative, Daniel Bolotnicoff, has denied that the striker is set for a switch to the Camp Nou during the close-season, despite admitting he was recently in Catalunya.
"I was there for personal reasons, but if you all think that I came to speak to Barcelona then you know more than me," he told Sport.
"They are trying to find a way to sign [Villa].
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