A shocking increase in valuation may spell an end of a chase that Rafa may or may not have been interested in anyway. Confused? Yes me too!
Liverpool rocked as Villa price rises to £32million
Before Euro 2008 the Spaniards were asking around £15million for their star striker, as financial troubles at the Mestalla looks to have forced their hand in selling the 26-year-old.
However, his price shot to around £20million when he scored a hat-trick against Russia in the Finals, and as his form as Spain’s progress continues, reports in Spain claim Che now want £32million for his signature.
As much as Rafael Benitez would love to pair Villa up with his Los Rojas pal Fernando Torres in a potential world-beating strike partnership, if is unlikely he would be able to push through a deal at that price. (fansfc.com)
Many reports have been circulating surrounding David Villa’s future, claiming that Liverpool are not interested in replicating the Spanish strike pairing of El Nino and Mr Villa at Anfield, and many reports claiming that Rafa Benitez is very keen indeed on such a deal.
The valuation as it stands now seems very high indeed and the question remains over the amount of funding Benitez will receive this summer. It is clear that he intends to sell, in order to finance big moves, but will this one ever happen? What do Liverpool fans think?