Thursday, March 12, 2009

Villa talks held

VALENCIA vice-president Fernando Gomez has confirmed they have held talks with Manchester City regarding the possible transfer of star striker David Villa.

The Spanish club are in deep financial trouble and admitted for the first time last week that they may need to cash in on some of their prized assets in a bid to ease their problems.

Spain international Villa, who is arguably the club's most valuable player, penned a six-year contract with Valencia only last August, tying the 27-year-old to Los Che until 2014, but it now seems the Primera Liga outfit are resigning themselves to him leaving.

This could be very interesting.

It is no surprise that Valencia are in dire financial straits, and the likelihood is their biggest creditors are likely to insist on a fire-sale to recoup money that is owed.

Previously though, Villa has not indicated any desire to head to the Premier League and it is likely his preference would be for a move to either Real Madrid or Barcelona.

However, our financial muscle would allow to (considerably) outbid either of those clubs and it was suggested by Sid Lowe on the Football Weekly podcast that it wasn't inconceivable that Valencia could even go out of business.

Which, if a move comes solely down to money, we are very much in the box seat.

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