Liverpool have been linked with a World Cup winner today. Let us not get too excited, it is not Villa or Xavi but rather Spain’s left back, Joan Capdevila. The Villarreal player has rejected a new contract offer from his club and thus he could be a free agent in the summer. Villarreal may then decide to cash in on him in January rather than loosing him for free in the summer.
It is no secret that Liverpool are after a left back as that has been a problem area for the club this season. Capdevila is a suitable candidate to fill this role but signing him for Liverpool would go against the new owners policy of signing young talent. At 32, Capdevila is not exactly the youngest player out there and he is getting on in his age. He probably has a season or two left at the highest level so if we were to sign him we would have to expect an instant return from him and he would have very little time to settle in and adjust to English football.
Being a World Cup winner he will bring loads of experience to Liverpool and being a top rated Spanish player, his signing could just further encourage Reina and Torres to stay. Pepe Reina could be key in Liverpool signing Capdevila if the club does indeed want him. Capdevila and Reina are very close friends and all it could take is a phone call from Pepe to Capdevila and sway him to join him at Anfield.