Anfield side linked with move for Nou Camp forward.
Spanish source AS claim that Liverpool are readying a move for Barcelona striker David Villa.
AS suggest that the Anfield side are set to offer between €12-€15m for the 31 year old, a sum that may be agreed by the Catalan side given that the Spanish international is playing a fairly limited role in Tito Villanova’s first team this season.
The former Valencia forward arrived with a fanfare after scoring goals for fun at the Mestalla and with the Spanish national team, however a lengthy injury and some fairly average form have seen David Villa relegated to something of a bit part player at Barcelona. More often than not the likes of Pedro, Alexis Sanchez and even youngster Cristian Tello are used as alternatives to help support Lionel Messi.
Villa has started just six La Liga matches this season and has been subbed on each occasion but has still managed to net five goals, thus proving he is still able to finish off a move well enough.
Liverpool could well do with an attacking addition and though clearly a move for the experienced forward wouldn’t adhere to the club’s youthful transfer policy the Merseyside club would have no issue making an exception for such an accomplished player.
Indeed the prolific forward could well teach Liverpool youngsters a thing or two about clinical finishing and perhaps Villa would be interested in a move to the Premier League.
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