Valencia ace Villa: I follow Liverpool

Villa told Zoo magazine: “I never planned to play in England, but if an offer arrives I’ll take a look at it.

“I’m a great follower of football all around the world and I watch lots of games from the Premiership.

“I don’t have a favourite English team, but because of my friendships with some of their players, I follow Liverpool most. My favourite player there is my friend Pepe Reina.”

Villa added on his £70 price tag: “It seems like a ludicrous amount of money! I believe it is too much money.

“But football is like that, so we’ll have to wait and see what happens. But £70m is insane!”