Benitez wants to snap up Spanish Star
LIVERPOOL are facing another battle with Real Madrid over long-term target David Silva.
Rafa Benitez is ready to revive a bid for the Valencia star if he is forced to sell Xabi Alonso, 27, to Real for £25million.
But the Kop boss fears England’s new 50 per cent tax law and the poor Euro rate are making it impossible to compete with La Liga sides.
Real are closing in on £20m Silva, which would scupper Benitez’s plans to use funds from Alonso’s sale to recruit the Spaniard.
The Source: (News of the World)
David Silva has been mentioned in relation to a move to Liverpool more times than most and that speculation was further fueled by Rafa Benitez’s decision to go to Spain to meet with the player last month but any move for the skillful attacker is dependent to a great extent on what Real Madrid do next.
The La Liga giants are also after Silva as well as unsubtly trying to tap up Xabi Alonso and given the wealth at their disposal it could be that money will be the motivating factor that could hold the fate of all parties. Xabi doesn’t strike me as the kind of player who is money mad and he has been pretty straight in terms claiming he is happy to stay at Anfield whilst also being tempted by a move back home so it could come down to whether Rafa allows such a move to take place but only at the right price which would then in turn give him funds to make a big money move for the Valencia man.
It’s all a bit of a rollercoaster right now but my feeling is that these deals will be resolved sooner rather than later as teams will want to have their squads in place before pre-season matches start to appear on the horizon.
Silva to Liverpool: Dependent on a number of factors, but a definite possibility.