Aston Villa have come with an offer on the table if Liverpool want to sign Gareth Barry. The offer is simple, “Give us £17m and Steve Finnan and you can have Barry”. I had to just laugh at this proposal. Firstly, £17m is not even worth Gareth Barry, and now they want to ‘milk’ Finnan as part of the deal. You can say Finnan is valued at about £2m, that would mean Barry is worth £19m which is absolute nonsense. I hope Rafa does not give into Villa’s demands. I value Barry at £15m so if we pay anything above that I will not be too happy and that would mean Barry would have to do some super human things at Anfield this season to show us his true value.
I think Rafa should play a waiting game with Villa. Villa clearly need to sell Barry now that he doesn’t want to play for them. In property terms we would call this a ‘buyers market’ where we as the buyers can dictate the terms and price. So let’s write back a letter to Aston Villa and say we are offering you £15m and at the bottom in big red letter we should say “TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT!!!”
tell them to go screw themselves. Barry is good but worth that at all.
he will come cause he wants champions league football