Valencia winger David Silva could have signed for Real Madrid ten years ago. Marca reveals today that Silva had trials at Real ten years ago, but was not snapped up by the Madrid giants. Legend has it Real's coaches thought the young introvert was too short to make it!

Now, that mistake could cost Real over €25 million as president Florentino Perez makes the exciting attacking midfielder his top target for the summer market.

Florentino wants a deal closed before the World Cup kicks off, knowing Manchester United are also keen.