Date:25th June 2008 at 2:25pm
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According to reports in the Mirror, Tom Hicks may have finally come to the realization that investing in the club on the pitch may help his investment off it.

Apparently the Texan has gone to Gillett with the intention of securing his backing for a push towards Valencia pair David Villa and Silva. Rated at £35 million minimum for the pair this would imply more funds available than simply whatever the manager can sell off to make ends meet.

In my eyes, the “who” matters not as much as the “what” in this instance. I have faith in Rafa’s selections for his squad so long as the owners give him their full backing. It’s time we make that financial step toward the Uniteds and Chelskis of the world. With the new stadium finally showing some progress and the increased revenues that will bring, it’s good to see the side putting on a new face for the move in that direction.

Will this turn out to be simply another “shovel in the ground in 60 days”? Or will we finally see this club heading towards what we all crave.