The all-knowing rag that is The Sun is reporting today that Rafa Benitez has had enough of Villa boss Martin O’Neill and his childish games, and has told the Birmingham club that if they want to make a profit, they better be prepared to take the current £15m deal plus additional clauses or watch the Anfield club walk.
Liverpool will not pay the £18m Aston Villa want for Gareth Barry but will include add-on clauses to the £15m bid for the midfielder. (The Sun)
It appears that Rafa isn’t playing around any longer. This whole Barry to Liverpool saga has gone on far enough, and from the looks of things, the tug-of-war battle going on between the two managers isn’t going to end anytime soon. It’s gotten to the point where the story is now the subject of a comic strip.
Do Liverpool supporters still believe that Gareth Barry will be part of their squad this season? Do Villa supporters think Martin should £15m and buy some new talent? Or should he stay firm at £18m?