With Liverpool being decidedly average so far this season, January sees Rafa Benitez given the opportunity to flex his Spanish muscle in the transfer market… and with his sights set on David Villa from Valencia, someone will have to make way. It appears that Peter Crouch is all set to be shipped out for a reported Â£12million… but who is daft enough to pay an inflated price like that?
It won’t surprise you to learn that Newcastle are first in the queue to throw their money around like Ollie Reed in a 24 hour pub, with Toon boss Glenn Roeder seeing Crouch as the perfect signing to boost his injury-hit strikeforce.
Liverpool chiefs are reportedly saying that they are ready
to let their 6ft 7in striker go – but have warned they first need to
land long-term target David Villa from Spaniards Valencia for a
And if that bid fails, Kop boss Rafa Benitez will need to look
elsewhere for a replacement.
Crouch… who is still only 25, only signed from Southampton in a Â£7million deal 18 months which surprised a fair few (and that is putting it mildly) but has looked half decent for The Reds. It would appear that Robo-Crouch would be prepared to sign for Newcastle. [Mof Gimmers]