The source below believes a move for a much targeted striker may be back on and apparently Spurs are the most likely to persuade this La Liga man to move to the Premier League!
Tottenham Hotspur could be ready to make a move for David Villa after it was revealed that Valencia may yet have to sell one of their star players to balance the books.
The new Valencia chief has encountered the same economic dilemmas as his predecessors and is ready to listen to offers for either David Villa, David Silva or Joaquín.
The trio’s agents were all told by Villalonga that they would not be going anywhere after weeks of speculation surrounding them and that the club were on a sound financial footing.
A renewed optimism enveloped the club and the need to balance the books appeared to have been abated under the new regime, but that has now all changed.
Villalonga is encountering the same problems that beset Juan Soler and Vicente Soriano before him and now realises that one major sale will be required to ensure that club are solvent throughout the season.
Valencia have a large first team squad and are looking to off-load several players, but they now require one big sale and believe that Villa could go for €40m (£31m).
One club that are still have a strong interest in the Asturian striker is Tottenham Hotspur and Juande Ramos believes that he can persuade him to move to White Hart Lane.
New Valencia coach Unai Emery also knows that he may have to start the season without one of his main players, but has been promised that a percentage of the money raised will be given to him to find a replacement. (goal.com)
Can this source be correct? Can Spurs really be planning such a big raid? I guess if they were to lose Dimitar Berbatov then they would have the cash and the motivation for such a move. If the La Liga side are as strapped for cash as it appears then a sale does seem inevitable, the club appears to be in a period of transition, having overspent over the years they are now feeling the brunt of that excess. Last season’s tenth place finish was their worst in a decade and is a far cry from the heady days when Rafa Benitez led the Mestalla outfit to two titles in three seasons. Clearly a side on the downside and therefore a sale may occur, but will Tottenham be the club to make the first serious bid, what do the fans think about this source’s report?