Sunday transfer rumours never disappoint do they?
The first one that caught my eye today was a rumour that has been doing the rounds for months and months and month. Manchester United are apparently preparing a massive January transfer window bid for Valencia striker David Villa.
The Spanish international has been linked with a move to the Premier League for years now, but for whatever reasons he remains in La Liga. Sir Alex Ferguson is understood to be in the market for a new frontman after failing to replace you know who last summer. Villa, 27, in my view would be an outstanding addition, however I must admit I would be surprised if a move were to go through.
Meanwhile, Villa’s fellow countryman Fernando Torres has also been linked with a January move today. The Liverpool striker is reportedly a £50 million target for the world’s richest club Manchester City. Torres, 25, has spent just over two years at Anfield, however there has been a lot of talk recently that the Merseyside club may have to offload their star striker to ease the club’s financial problems.
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez claimed last week that he would leave the club if he was forced to sell Torres, so taking that into account, a move to Eastlands looks very unlikely. It would be interesting to see if City made a massive bid, how Liverpool would react.
And finally, Barcelona are keeping tabs on Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe with a view to a possible summer bid. The England international has been in cracking form this season and is currently the Premier League’s top scorer after last week’s five goals against Wigan. Defoe, 27, only returned to White Hart Lane during last January’s transfer window after spending a year at Fratton Park with Portsmouth.
I would be gutted to see Defoe leave England because he without doubt one of the finest strikers in Europe. It would be intriguing to see how Defoe would handle life at the very top at such a massive club like Barca, with all due respect to Tottenham.