It has emerged this past week that Liverpool are debating a shock move for Manchester City’s Spanish star David Silva.
The Sun reports Liverpool are closely monitoring Silva’s contract talks with City as they continue to make a new deal.
Silva has yet again been a focal point so far this season, in a City side which has yet to lose a game, bettering the best start any Premier League side has had to a season. However Silva, 31, has been locked in talks with City about extending his stay at the Etihad past 2019, when his current contract runs out.
Pep Guardiola wants to fend off any potential suitors for the fellow Spaniard by handing him a one year contract extension. However a rewarding long-term deal could sway Silva’s attention.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is a fan of Silva, and his style of play suits the German’s attack minded team down to a tee. Furthermore Klopp see’s the Spanish playmaker as a great alternative for the injured Adam Lallana.
Moreover with the prospect of losing Emre Can in the summer for free, with the German yet to sign a new contract for the Merseyside team, Liverpool could pull out all the stops to bring Silva to Anfield, as a more than worthy replacement.
Silva joined the blue half of Manchester back in 2010 from Valencia. And has since won all domestic honours with City, however a Champions League winner’s medal is the only silverware absent currently for the Spanish star.
Chinese whispers suggested Silva would make an emotional return to his hometown team Las Palmas to end his career. However with the team’s current poor form in La Liga and Silva’s wage demands being above and beyond their reach, this looks highly unlikely.
The lure of being an integral part of an up and coming Liverpool side and the chance to play under Jurgen Klopp may prove decisive for Silva if he wants regular first team football when he enters his mid-30s. However selling a key player to a title rival, especially in Silva’s calibre would be foolish of City, and it is more than likely they will reward the Spanish man’s impressive performances so far this year with a lucrative deal.