With Martin O’Neill adamant that Gareth Barry isn’t leaving the club for any less than £15m, Rafa Benitez is looking to raid his old club Valencia for winger David Silva.
This will be good news for many Liverpool fans, who feel the club already have enough talent in a midfield which includes Gerrard, Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano, and those who feel the club is just a world-class winger away from contending for the Premier League crown.
Although Barry wants to move, Benitez may not have the financial backing to sign him, especially with the imminent signing of Dossena. Which will disappoint the England international.
“Gareth has spoken to Martin since he returned from England’s game in Trinidad and told him how he feels.
“At this stage of his career Gareth wants to be playing Champions League football and believes this is his chance to do it.” Barry’s agent told The Sun
However, Silva could leave for Anfield for far less than his £20m price tag, as Valencia look to pull themselves out of their precarious financial postion. Rafa is hoping to land him for just ten million pounds.
Key to the Silva transfer will be Liverpool’s chief scout Eduardo Macia, who was close with the Spanish superstar in his time working at the Mestalla Stadium.
Publically, Valencia insist they do not want to lose one of their most influential players, but privately they are reported to have contacted several clubs throughout Europe to gauge interest in Silva and David Villa(The Telegraph)
With Silva on one side, and the ever-improving Ryan Babel on the other, many a Liverpool fan will have their fingers crossed that this could be the real deal.