Nou Camp forward on Anfield radar.
Spanish source Punto Pelota are today reporting that Liverpool continue to pursue Barcelona striker David Villa as Brendan Rodgers looks to add some much needed added firepower to his Anfield squad.
The Spanish international spent most of last term out with a broken tibia but has already struck twice this term since returning from injury. However the 30 year old may struggle for first team football at the Nou Camp as boss Tito Vilanova appears ready to hand youngster Cristian Tello more of a starting role and also has Chilean Alexis Sanchez and speedy attacker Pedro to call upon as attackers who support Lionel Messi.
Therefore the former Valencia man could be forced out of the Barcelona first team picture and could be tempted by a new challenge, could that challenge be a move to Merseyside? That seems doubtful but speculation was rife over the summer about Liverpool’s apparent interest in the talented marksman.
Rodgers was left with just just Luis Suarez and Fabio Borini as his only two recognised senior strikers after Liverpool failed to bring in a deadline-day signing, that was after the Liverpool boss had elected to loan out £35m man Andy Carroll to West Ham.
Liverpool’s American owners didn’t offer a great deal in the way of transfer funds this summer but may feel the need to back their boss if the club continues to struggle and it would clearly take a significant bid to tempt Barcelona into selling David Villa.
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