VILLA RULES OUT BARCA RETURN
New York City FC striker David Villa has quashed rumours linking him with a loan move to Barcelona.
The former Valencia striker left the Camp Nou for Atletico Madrid back in 2013 and has ruled out a return to the La Liga champions.
"I am getting calls from everywhere ever since they found out we cannot be [mathematically] in the playoffs," Villa said on Levante TV.
Team captains David Villa, left, of New York City FC and Kaka, right, of Orlando City step onto the pitch during introductions of the first Major League Soccer match for both clubs on Sunday, an eventual 1-1 draw, in Orlando, Florida. Alex Menendez / Getty Images / AFP / March 8, 2015
"They make the hypothesis that I will be loaned out. But I don't think that would be the best decision for the club, they will want me to rest.
"I have a three-year contract in New York and they are expecting a lot from me and there is much I want to give them as well. To return to Europe is not really an option right now."