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Agent: Villa future out of his hands

By Football News

David Villa's future is in the hands of Barcelona, according to his agent Victor Onate.

The Spain international has been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Chelsea and Arsenal mooted as potential destinations for the ex-Valencia man, who has reportedly become tired of a bit-part role at Camp Nou.

But the managing director of VOS Marketing - who represent the Barca forward - insisted Villa will respect the contract he has signed unless Barca allow him to leave.

"There is always speculation about David because he is a great forward, but his future is in the hands of Barcelona," Onate told Sky Sports.

"They have a contract and it is important to always respect such documents."

The 31-year-old's deal with the Catalans runs until 2014 and it would still come as a surprise if Tito Vilanova sanctioned the departure of the striker in the January transfer window.