As we approach January and the start of the transfer window, the rumours start flying around and with the new found wealth at Eastlands Stadium, most of them revolve around Manchester City, world-record breaking fees and Europe’s biggest stars.
We had the £130+ million raid for European Footballer of the Year Christiano Ronaldo in the summer and we heard hints of a £100+ million move for Real Madrid keeper iker Casillas this week. Now we move on to the next one, and also yet another rebuff for City.
Reports have done the rounds that The Citizens were going to make a move for Valencia’s Euro 2008 starlet for an astonishing £60 million, but his agent has swiftly denied any such possiblity.
David Villa had a great summer, he scored vital goals for Spain as they lifted the European Championships trophy and attracted interest from all over the Premiership. He rejected rumours of moves to Liverpool, Chelsea and Liverpool and said he wanted to concentrate on doing his best for Valencia in the 2008/2009 La Liga season.
Now, as January closes in, Mancheaster City’s new found wealth and Valencia’s new found debt are being culminated into a £60 million move to The City of Manchester Stadium for the 27-year-old. Yet, his agent is quick to reject any chance of it happening, blaming the English press:
At the moment, we are not speaking with any clubs, as David Villa is trying to make history with Valencia. Until that day and, despite the fact everybody is aware that Valencia are facing economic difficulties, David was always paid on time and never had to complain about anything.
These are just rumours emanating from the English press that the Spanish one rewrite, but, believe me, there’s absolutely nothing.
We await the next fantasy move cooked up by the press…