The striker is about to enter the final year of his contract at Camp Nou and has been linked with a move out of the club for the past few months.
In conversation with a Brazilian journalist, who did not identify his profession to the player, Puyol reportedly admitted that the 31-year-old is leaving.
The exchange below began with discussing where new signing Neymar would fit in at the club.
ÔÇ£On the left wing, as he played at Santos,ÔÇØ Puyol commented.
ÔÇ£And who would play on the right?ÔÇØ asked the reporter Fabio Sormani.
ÔÇ£Pedro or Sanchez.ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£And Villa, is he leaving?ÔÇØ
ÔÇ£Yeah, but I do not know where he is going to.ÔÇØ
Sormani also posted on his Twitter account a picture of himself with Puyol at the alleged chance encounter.