Rafa is reportedly about to receive a cash windfall from his bickering owners, so that Liverpool can snap up one hell of a talented customer!
LIVERPOOL’S American owners will attempt to win back Rafa Benitez’s trust with an £18million bid for Valencia winger David Silva.
Kop boss Benitez is furious after the collapse of the Gareth Barry deal left him looking foolish.
Now owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett know they have to do something quickly to appease the Spaniard.
They blocked a move for Barry because they considered Aston Villa’s £18m valuation excessive.
They want to resurrect a bid for Silva, a hero of Spain’s Euro 2008 win and an Anfield target earlier this summer. (News of the World)
David Silva is a quality player and clearly he has a fan in Rafa Benitez, who has been targeting the winger for some time now. Many Liverpool fans believe that the final piece of the summer-spending jigsaw should come in the form of a wide man, more in the mould of a free-flowing flair player like the Valencia man. If Rafa does secure the 21-year-old, then he will have a fantastic supply line for the Keane and Torres partnership to feed off and such a signing would really push the Merseyside outfit nearer to that elusive league title.
Do Liverpool fans think that Silva, and not Barry, is the player to go for?