Rafa chases a Spanish star with great potential, but will Liverpool get their man?
Liverpool are hopeful of signing Valencia midfielder David Silva.
Manager Rafa Benitez is preparing a bid for the winger after losing patience in his pursuit of Espanyol’s Albert Riera and Newcastle’s James Milner.
Valencia, in a precarious financial position, with reports suggesting they are having to pay out £20 million a month for repayments and interest on their new stadium, had initially placed a £20m price tag on the 22-year-old’s head.
However, Benitez is hopeful he will be able to land the player for half the price.
Another ace up Benitez’s sleeve is his chief scout Eduardo Macia.
Macia was working at Valencia when Silva broke through the ranks, and has close links to the Spanish international. (Telegraph)
David Silva is one of those players that at any moment, can do something special on the ball. Some may consider the addition of a winger to be more important to Liverpool’s cause than another striker. Obviously an attack of Villa and Torres would be incredibly prolific, but it does seem that deal is going nowhere at present. Would Liverpool welcome the signing of this wing wizard?