Boy does Rafa Benitez really want to secure the funds to swoop for Villa skipper, Gareth Barry! If that wasn’t the case, then a certain winger certainly wouldn’t be linked with a move back to his former club.
Yossi Benayoun could make a shock return to West Ham – just a year after leaving Upton Park to join Liverpool.
The Hammers have enquired about the 28-year-old midfielder’s availability – and price – as boss Alan Curbishley looks to strengthen his squad.
Liverpool are desperate for cash to fund their protracted attempts to capture Gareth Barry from Aston Villa, having already splashed out £19million on Robbie Keane this week, while Curbishley is keen to appease disgruntled Hammers fans by making Benayoun a returning hero. (Daily Mail)
Rafa made it clear earlier today that a move for Barry would require selling some key pieces before the season. With Finnan, Voronin and a host of other fringe players on the list as potential movers, the club has now realised that a move for Barry will apparently mean the loss of a winger like Benayoun. I’m sure West Ham supporters would be thrilled to have him back at Upton Park next season. But are Liverpool supporters willing to part with the Israeli for a 50/50 shot at getting Barry before the season starts?