Palermo ready for Villarreal move

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MARTIN PALERMO has admitted that he could leave Villarreal in the summer, if an offer came in for him from a top European side.

The Argentinian striker has been fairly open about his desire to use Villarreal as a springboard to further his career but having spent a large degree of the season out after breaking his ankle, it remains to be seen if another club will come in for Palermo.

After scoring a goal against Leganes in the Copa Del Rey, Palermo broke his ankle after he fell from the advertising hoarding where he was celebrating.

"If there is a top team, I have always said that I would go," said Palermo.

He added: "I do not want the fans or directors to feel badly as they have a plan for this club.

"I don't think you can make conclusions, there are many things that could happen, but I am not unhappy at Villarreal.

"I am ambitious and I do not like to fight against relegation. 

"It would be something to play in the Champions League.

"Real Madrid wants to let (Fernando) Morientes, the top-scorer go and Barcelona the same with Kluivert.  If such important players leave their teams, you never know what can happen.  Surely the injury has complicated things and I do not know if I'd played in all league games."