Will There Be a Silva Lining at Old Trafford?

Pro BenchwarmerContributor ISeptember 20, 2009

LA CORUNA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 05:  David Silva of Spain lines-up before the Group 5 FIFA2010 World Cup Qualifier match between Spain and Belgium at the Riazor stadium on September 5, 2009 in La Coruna, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

There is a rumour currently circulating that Manchester United are preparing to sign David Silva from Valencia in the January transfer window.

The £25 million price tag is decent value for money, which is what Ferguson is after, and would be easily affordable for the English champions after the £80 million sale of fellow winger Cristiano Ronaldo. The money would make sense for Valencia, too, as they are reportedly in financial trouble at the moment.

United are in need of a left winger.

Despite Ryan Giggs' masterful display in today's Manchester derby, he cannot play every game of the season and some fresh, young, talented legs is something Sir Alex Ferguson is searching desperately for.

Silva can also play just off the main striker—be it Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, or Michael Owen—and could possibly be a remedy to United's forward "problem."

The only sticking point that I can see is whether Silva would actually want to come to England, as Real Madrid would surely also be in the market for him. Even if he did want to come to the Premier League, teams such as Liverpool and Manchester City would also be interested.

We will find out the answer in just over two months, I'm sure.

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