David Villa
David Villa is wanted by Tottenham and is expected to meet with officials from the club in the coming days. [Reuters]

David Villa could well become a Tottenham Hotspur player in the coming days after reports emerged suggesting the Spanish striker has confirmed that he is keen to move to White Hart Lane.

Reports in Marca suggest that Tottenham's new technical director Franco Baldini is due to meet with the striker in the coming days so that a deal can be finalised.

Villa will be part of the Spain squad that play Brazil in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday at the Maracana and it is likely that he will then speak to representatives of Tottenham as he prepares to leave Barcelona.

The 31 year old struggled to convince Barcelona boss Tito VIlanova that he deserved a regular place in the starting line-up last season and it has been mooted for some time that he would consider his options this summer.

Spurs have long been linked with the forward and goal.com believe that Villa has already indicated to the north London club that he is prepared to join.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is also believed to have spoken with Villa as he attempts to build a squad that is capable of breaking into the top four after such a disappointing end to a superb debut season.

Having narrowly missed out on fourth place, despite recording a Premier League record points total, Villas-Boas may well feel that a prolific goalscorer is what is needed after Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe both struggled last season.

Spurs were forced to rely somewhat heavily on the goals of Gareth Bale and Villas-Boas will be keen to have more options in attack, with young Harry Kane the only real alternative to his misfiring front two.

Villa may have endured a difficult season with Barcelona but he has looked sharp while representing Spain in Brazil this summer and has an enviable resume for both club and country.

He is Spain's all-time leading goalscorer with 56 goals and he was part of the Barcelona side that won the double - league and the Champions League - in 2011. Injuries have hampered him in recent seasons but it seems Tottenham believe he can still be a major threat.

Reports suggest that Villa will cost around £8m and that he could be the club's second major signing as they also hope to complete a deal for Brazil midfielder Paulinho after agreeing a £17m fee with his club Corinthians.