Liverpool boss Rodgers goes for Barcelona striker Villa

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to bring Barcelona striker David Villa to Anfield.
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to bring Barcelona striker David Villa to Anfield.

The Sunday Mirror says Rodgers hopes he may be able to land Villa for a knockdown fee after failing in a bid to take the Spaniard on loan in January. Villa is unhappy with playing a bit-part role for Barca and may be pushed back ­further if the club ­complete the signing of Neymar.

Now aged 31, Villa does not fit into the FSG remit of signing young players whose value will increase but Rodgers desperately wants proven talent.

 
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