Liverpool Launch £19.5m Bid for Magical Playmaker

Rafa continues to push on with Spanish pursuit.

The Rumour

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has launched his bid to sign Valencia forward David Silva – but could face a battle to keep Javier Mascherano.

Spain’s Euro 2008 winner Silva tops the Anfield wanted list and Valencia may have to sell cheaply because of their dire financial problems.

Liverpool are believed to have made an initial offer of £15million plus misfit forward Andriy Voronin.

The Source: (Daily Mirror)

The Analysis

It appears that the pressure is beginning to exert itself on Valencia as reports of their financial situation continue to illustrate just what a mess they are in, it won’t help matters that the La Liga side missed out on the goldmine that is the Champions League.

David Silva is a prized asset they may have no choice but to lose and Rafa is ready, willing and able to jump in and sign his 47th Spaniard. Liverpool could really use a player like Silva and the fans seem to be in agreement that this move is highest on their collective wish list.

Offering Voronin as part of the deal could be a smart move. The Ukrainian had a great season at Hertha Berlin and obviously helps the Spanish side cope with the loss of a big name player without having to scour the leagues for a replacement.

The Likelihood

Silva to Liverpool in swap deal: Could be the best offer Benitez has made to the ailing Spanish club and they may well have no choice but to except.

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