Old Trafford boss ready to splash the cash for Valencia hotshot.
Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to offer up to £45m to seal the signing of Valencia striker David Villa. The Manchester United boss has earmarked the Spanish international as his must have target this summer as he looks to improve his striking line up.
With Dimitar Berbatov reportedly set for a potential exit and with Michael Owen once again sidelined with injury problems the Old Trafford side is looking for another goal scoring option to help carry the burden with Wayne Rooney.
David Villa has had another consistent season at the Mestalla, netting 28 goals in all competitions. Valencia are still in staggering financial debt and may well have no choice but to sell the 28 year old this summer. The La Liga side may find it hard to turn down an offer of £45m and Villa himself would probably jump at the chance of a move to the Premier League.
The Glazers have stated that funds will be available for Ferguson to invest in his squad but given the debt the owners have saddled the club in such funds may have to come from sales of some of the club’s squad players such as Ben Foster and indeed the faltering striker Berbatov.