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Simeone convinced Villa to join Atleti

July 10, 2013
By Duncan McMath
David Villa has said Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone was key to his decision to move to the Spanish capital.

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Atleti moved to sign Spain international Villa earlier this week after the 31-year-old had found himself down the pecking order at Barcelona in recent times.

Villa, addressing the media for the first time since the transfer was announced, said: "I spoke to Simeone and one of the key factors for me was the confidence ...

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