Liverpool to tempt £22 million Spanish striker to Anfield

Liverpool will try to tempt Valencia and Spain striker David Villa to Anfield this summer, according to his Spanish team-mate Carlos Marchena. Villa has been linked with several Premier League clubs in recent weeks after scoring an impressive hat-trick for Spain at the European Championships. (Mail on Sunday)

The Valencia striker has been told he can leave the club after it was confirmed that Valencia will need to sell due to financial problems. That means that players like Villa and team-mate David Silva will be on their way out of the Mestalla this summer, alerting Premier League sides including Liverpool.

Reds boss Rafa Benitez is very keen to pair Villa with Fernando Torres in the Liverpool attack just like they do for Spain. It is thought Benitez will have to bid at least £22 million to have any chance of signing the 26-year old. I personally think Villa would suit Liverpool tremendously well and it would be amazing to see how the Villa-Torres partnership would work in England.