Villa: I'm happy at Valencia

Valencia forward David Villa would be happy to see out his career with Los Che. The 27-year-old Spain international has long been linked with a move away from the Mestalla, with speculation rife earlier this summer that he would be sold to ease the club's financial worries.

Villa reportedly attracted interest from clubs such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea. He has remained tight-lipped on the topic of his future over the summer but today broke his silence to reveal he never considered playing for another club against Valencia's wishes.

"I could not spend all summer refuting things, so I wanted to be quiet," he said. "It depends on the decision of the club. They decided for me to stay and I am glad. I was told I should leave Valencia for the good of the club. Soon after that everything changed and from that moment on I never saw myself out of here.

I had the desire to remain here and I want to spend all my sporting career here.
Villa on his willingness to stay at Valencia

"There is no train missed because all I have achieved is because of Valencia and the Spain national team so I do not think any train has passed," he concluded.

Former Valencia president Vicente Soriano confirmed earlier this month that Inversiones Dalport had taken their shareholding in Los Che to 51 per cent and promised a cash injection of €500 million to wipe out the club's debts.

"I had the desire to remain here and I want to spend all my sporting career here," Villa added. "I also never wanted to be a problem for the club. The fans have always treated me well because of my performance, because I have sweated in this shirt and that is what I will continue to try to do."