Manchester United Close In On £35m Goal Machine: Sir Alex Set to Spend Cristiano Cash

Sir Alex wants to bring in new attacking option to Old Trafford.

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Sports News - March 18, 2010

Manchester United Set For £35 Million Move For Valencia’s David Villa- Report
Manchester United are set to offer Valencia £35million for star striker David Villa, one of the most coveted players in world football.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has sent scouts to check on Villa on a regular basis, and, according to the Daily Star, he is keen to pair the Spaniard with World Player of the Year candidate Wayne Rooney, in a strike duo that would be unmatched in world football.

The 28-year-old hitman has the interest of many of the top clubs in the world, and Manchester United will face tough competition from Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool to sign the Spain international.

A treble in Thurday night’s Europa League triumph over Werder Bremen increased Villa’s tally to 22 goals in 34 matches this season.

Villa helped Spain win Euro 2008, finishing as the top scorer in the tournament with four goals, and the striker has an impressive international strike record, scoring 37 times in 55 senior caps.

The Valencia striker still has four years left on his current deal, but with the Spanish club struggling financially, he could be sold for a massive sum this summer. (

This old chestnut again. David Villa can’t stop scoring and hasn’t been able to stop for a few years now, the problem is, apparently, Valencia are skint. They have been for a couple of years but now things are at such a point that they really need to sell the Spanish international to make ends meet. Sir Alex Ferguson would dearly love to bring the striker to Old Trafford and this summer may be the perfect time to strike.

The problems really could mount for the La Liga side if they fail to secure Champions League football and the financial boost that doing so entails. Ferguson may well feel that he still needs another top notch striker to call upon having seen Dimitar Berbatov fail to make an impact in terms of a goal tally, leaving Wayne Rooney to save the day all too often.

The prospect of partnering Rooney and Villa would be a mouthwatering one and apparently the club has the cash to make a bid for the £35m rated 28 year old, even though the Glazers have maxed the club on mind boggling sums of debt.

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