Carlo Ancelotti looks to bring La Liga striking sensation to Stamford Bridge.
Roman Abramovich is reportedly ready to pump in the required funds to bring Valencia’s Spanish international striker David Villa to Stamford Bridge. Carlo Ancelotti has placed the pint sized striker at the front of his Chelsea wish-list and the west London club’s owner is set to come up with the finances to seal the deal.
The 28 year old former Real Zaragoza man has been linked with a move away from the Mestalla for the best part of four years and reports of Valencia’s financial hardship have apparently reached the point of no return leaving the La Liga side with no choice than to cash in on one of their prized assets.
Chelsea will be expected to pay up to £50m to sign Villa and then foot wage demands that could reach an incredible milestone of £200k a week. The excessive salary requested is apparently due to the recent tax hike imposed on high earners imposed by the Labour government last year.
Whilst the figures banded about do seem even more obscene than usual it is worth noting that David Villa is one of the best strikers in Europe and his predatory finishing skills appear to be at their peak. Add to the mix that Chelsea’s main attacking options, Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, are both aged 30+ and one can see why the Stamford Bridge side are willing to stump up the cash.
David Villa was rumoured to be set for a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona last summer but both sides decided instead to invest in other big name players leaving the door wide open to a move to the Premier League.