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Liverpool Target Silva Wants £30m Manchester United Move

by Mr Neutral


Young Spaniard makes his feelings clear on potential move to Premier League title holders.

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David Silva

Valencia forward David Silva has given the strongest indication yet that he is interested in a move to Manchester United.

The Spaniard has been closely monitored by Sir Alex Ferguson for the last few months, and the United manager has sent scouts to two of Silva’s games this season, The Daily Mirror reports.

The 23-year-old, who helped Spain win the Euro 2008 title with some eye-catching displays, continued to reiterate his unwavering commitment to Valencia, but also admitted that an offer from the Red Devils may be too good to resist.

“It’s an honour for any player that a club of the prestige of Manchester United should follow them and that in itself is enormous praise,” Silva said.

“I am committed to Valencia and my dream is to win the title but in the future anything is possible.

“Valencia have rejected offers for me in the past few months and I am happy here. But I also know that the Premier League is a big competition and hard to resist.”

Silva was also wanted by Liverpool during the summer, but the Reds were unable to match Valencia’s £30 million asking price.

In contrast, United, still heavily cashed up with the funds from the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo, are unlikely to have any problems with financing a deal. (

This may come as a bitter blow to Liverpool fans who had hoped that the club’s Spanish connection would help them win the tug of war for highly regarded attacker David Silva. If the Anfield club had the funds to compete for the Valencia mans signature then perhaps it may make a difference but these quotes do seem to suggest that the 23 year old is very much angling for a move to Old Trafford.

The adaptable Spaniard would be a very useful Man United signing and would help add even more creativity to the club’s attack and would be an extra step towards ably replacing Cristiano Ronaldo. I would expect that his words of admiration for the club will greatly reinforce the chances of a move being made by Ferguson either in January, depending on where the La Liga outfit is financially and in terms of the domestic league, or perhaps more likely next summer.

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