Rafa Benitez would be wise to make long awaited Anfield move for talented Spaniard.
Its a move that has been spoke about for the best part of three years but now more than ever is the right time to be thinking of making David Silva an offer he can’t refuse. Rafa Benitez is hanging on by his fingernails at Anfield and if he does manage to secure Champions League football next season and in doing so remain in his post as Liverpool boss then he should do all he can to scrape together enough cash to snap up the Valencia playmaker.
For to long now the Merseyside outfit has had a problem with creativity in their midfield. To much onus has been placed on Steven Gerrard to make things happen and the pressure on the Liverpool captain is all to obvious. Yossi Benayoun offers another option to link midfield to attack but the Israeli is a player who Rafa Benitez doesn’t appear to value too highly and Silva would be an option in a different league to the former West Ham man.
The arrival of Alberto Aquilani hasn’t really worked and whether that is because he wasn’t the right player or whether he hasn’t been given enough of a chance to prove himself the club still has the same issue to resolve. There is a distinct lack of natural width at the club and those who are out and out wingers have never really done enough to justify their continued employment at the club.
Ryan Babel and Albert Riera are possibly two of the most infuriating players to watch in the Premier League. Both players have undoubted skill and ability but they both consistently make the wrong decisions and flatter to deceive far too often. Neither player has really delivered during their time at Anfield and if Benitez can sell one or indeed both, then he will at least have some more cash to play with.
Valencia will almost certainly have to offload one or all of their attacking trio, David Villa, David Silva and Juan Mata, in order to stave of a financial crisis that threatens to engulf the club. David Silva has already made pleasing noises about a potential move to Liverpool and the fact the club has so many of his international teammates obviously helps matters.
I think the player himself would be very keen on such a move and there is nothing to be lost by registering an interest and if possible making a bid and this summer is the time to do it.