Liverpool Encouraged To Put in £38m Super Striker Bid!

International strike partner wants deal to be done!

The Rumour

David Villa

Fernando Torres has urged Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez to buy Valencia striker David Villa.

“Rafa Benitez makes the signings and I’m sure those who come will improve us,” Torres said in the Daily Star.

“If it was me I would bring David Villa. But that may not be possible.”

Torres has struck up a great understanding with Villa at international level, with the duo now considered by many to be the world’s most lethal strike force.

That tag may be slightly exaggerated, but Torres admits the pair are among the best in the business.

“We play well together and link up so well,” he added. “It’s a pleasure to play with him.

“I don’t know if we are the best partnership in the world but we are European champions and that is almost the same.”

The Source: (Daily Star as reported on

The Analysis

Yes the price tag is hefty and yes the club may not have a great deal of cash but Fernando Torres would really like to have his Spanish international partnership replicated in the Red of Liverpool. Real Madrid appear to have given up on the Valencia man, suggesting that the La Liga side wanted to much money! Given that the Bernabeu side have spent £136m on Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo i would very much like to see what THEY consider as too much!

£38m was the price I have seen banded about for the impish goal machine, which in today’s market seems pretty fair. Maybe if Rafa managed to convince Messrs Hicks and Gillett that such a signing could well be exactly what is needed to become a force to be reckoned with on the European stage, then perhaps the American’s would fork out the cash, but that could be unlikely.

Then there is the possibility of generating the cash through players sales, but even if they were to offload the real deadwood they would come up short of funds. Arbeloa and Babel could be sold on top of the likes of Itandje, Dossena, Degen, Leto and Voronin, but how much would those seven add up to in total? Probably still short of the value of the striker!

The Likelihood

Villa to Liverpool: El Nino wants him at Anfield but it seems a bridge too far

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