If you look at it this way, Manchester City spent £32.5 million signing Robinho from Real Madrid last summer. To think that Manchester United might be able to sign Valencia duo David Villa and David Silva for just £45 million this January is incredible.
Several papers have reported today that Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing to spend a large chunk of the £80 million received from the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer on the Spanish pair once the January transfer window opens.
Valencia have admitted this morning that they would find it incredibly hard to turn down any bids for both Silva and Villa this winter, with the club still firmly in financial difficulty. As you can probably guess by the title of this piece, I’m a massive fan of both Villa and Silva.
Both players still have several years left in their career’s, especially Silva who is still only 23-years old. I’m sure the majority of you who saw the pair play in the European Championships back in 2008 will know just how good they are. Without them, I doubt it whether or not Spain would have gone all the way in Austria & Switzerland.
As a football fan in general, I would be delighted to see both Villa and Silva play in the Premier League. At the rumoured £45 million, they undoubtedly represent great value for money and I think it’s fair to say that the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City would all be very jealous should the duo arrive at Old Trafford.