Come on Rafa!
David Silva has been linked with us longer than Bill Shankly it feels, but can anyone really see him coming to Anfield? surely by the time we sign him he will be past his prime, Aquilani I personally find a strange fit, I admit that I haven’t seen that much of him and when I have seen him he seems ok rather than outstanding, his fitness record isn’t great plus the success of the Italians in the EPL isn’t fantastic. Martinez looks like a very good young player and for the prices quoted surely he should be the first in, £10m for a player of his calibre at present never mind the future is brilliant! Look at Delph Villa to shell out £8m -£9m on him and he has never been out of League 1, surely any half decent youngster would look good in the that league?
Compared to the days when we just used to buy players for the sake of it and end up with a few gems otherwise lost in a bottomless pit complete failures, players like Collymore, Berger, Murphy, Babel (Marcus), Hyppia all class players coming into the club at a time when players I can’t believe we were actually paying with real money the likes of Dundee, Vignal and Diao to name a few.
I can’t get my head round the current transfer policy yes we are supposed to be buying young players with great potential but that isn’t going to win the title straight away, he has bought players of real class like Skrtel, Agger, Insua, Alonso and Mascherano so he can obviously spot talent, but he has also bought in Nunez (Figo understudy) who was meant to be better than Garcia! (whom in my opinion was a great little player, yes frustrating at times but other times complete genius) everyone wants to see great players arriving at the club players like Aguero, Villa and Silva but it’s not going to happen surely not with the current owners? but why aren’t we going for the players that are up for grabs who would improve the squad and the starting 11? like the unwanted Dutch at Madrid any of them would improve us even Drenthe and VDV who won’t get a look in would be class signings.
We have some players like Babel who I think had he gone anywhere else would be a world class player by now, the same situation as if Kewell had gone to United you know he would have been a success, we can get good players in but not make them great, Lucas has had chance after chance to impress and to be fair does ok when he gets a run but he isn’t Alonso class and possible never will be in the EPL, Cattermole another player supposedly linked looks like a good battler but is he going to win games with a single pass or shot? Maybe he will? he has never been in a big team with world class around him so maybe that will develop his potential but don’t we have in my opinion a better all round player in Spearing?
We need to give youth a chance Christ Ngog has had his so why Nemeth, Spearing, Pacheco and Darby can’t be given theirs? Answer because he can’t afford to let them settle he needs instant results and that is what will harm the development of all the youth that is currently being bought into the club, I hope I am wrong and to be honest that happens a lot! I hope I see them in the 1st team squad throughout the season, surely if anyone deserves the chance it’s the youngsters and not Vorinin!