Sir Alex Ferguson's £17.5m Answer to Manchester United's Midfield Problems

Saura BhattacharjeeAnalyst IMay 15, 2010

Manchester United are tipped to be the front-runners in securing the services of cash-strapped Valencia's impressive winger David Silva.

The 24-year-old versatile Spaniard has been linked with a possible move to Old Trafford all season, and now it looks that his highly awaited £ 17.5 million move looks set to be confirmed when this transfer season opens.

The Spain national team regular's exploits in the La Liga has earned him a host of top European admirers like Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid, and Barcelona, all of whom have expressed their interest in the Spanish attacking midfielder who can also play in either wings with equal ease.

But David Silva has expressed his interest in playing for the Red Devils' time and again and it looks that his dream might be fulfilled much to the joy of the United fans.

La Liga giants Valencia are facing severe financial crisis and looks likely to cash in on their star players, including David Villa and Juan Mata, as they struggle to maintain their financial stability.

David Silva had an impressive season for the Estadio Mestalla outfit, scoring a total of 10 goals and making 12 assists.

An industrious player with lots of talent yet a humble approach, David Silva has slowly but surely made Spain's as well as Los Che's left wing his own.

The multi-dimensional Silva has the ability to create chances out of nowhere and is adept at maneuvering shooting positions for himself while creating goal-scoring chances for his teammates.

His quick feet, pace, and energy allow him to outpace his opponents easily and makes him a threat for any defense. The highly-skilled Silva's vision and versatility allows him to be used as a withdrawn striker, wide left of a front three, or as a more conventional left-sided midfielder.

With United missing out on Silva's more famous colleague David Villa, who looks set to sign for Barcelona, the Red Devils' manager Sir Alex Ferguson will likely plan a swoop for the highly-rated midfielder as he looks to reinforce his aging midfield.

While the Red Devils' right wing duty has been secured by the impressive Antonio Valencia, the left wing has been a source of trouble for Sir Alex. Sir Alex has used three players in his left wing but none has been able to cement their place.

The legendary Giggs is set to retire after next season, while the dependable Ji-Sung Park has excelled in central midfield, and Nani is a natural right-footer.

David Silva could be the best solution to Manchester United's left wing problems. The left-footed player's arrival will also add to the Red Devils' attacking options. His versatility allows him to play anywhere in the midfield, and at £ 17.5m it would be a very good bargain for the shrewd Sir Alex.

Whether Sir Alex brings him to Old Trafford this summer is still a matter of speculation, but his arrival will be warmly welcomed by the Red Devil fans and the Premier League fans alike.