Xabi gone, time to spend spend spend!
Liverpool will use £17 million of the £30m they have raised from the sale of Xabi Alonso to Real Madrid to sign Alberto Aquilani, the Roma midfielder. Officials at Anfield also plan to meet with Valencia this week to discuss a deal for David Silva, while a second offer for Sylvain Distin also remains a possibility. (The Independent)
Bring it on, I like the sound of this, but hang on, is it likely? Well according to some in the know Aquilani is a well likely signing and I have mixed feelings about the Italian. Good on his day but by no means an incredible replacement for Xabi but perhaps he could get better and also try to avoid long term injury.
David Silva is obviously the player of choice if you discuss the matter with any Liverpool fan but again that story has rattled around for so long now I keep waiting for it to progress and have a nagging doubt that one of these mornings I will read he has moved to Old Trafford!
Sylvain Distin is a good player who even in his advancing years has the ability, leadership and speed to still work out as very good cover for our centre backs, good news also that Portsmouth will take any money they can get at the moment so he wouldn’t cost much.