Liverpool Yet To Finalise Deal For Celta Vigo Striker Iago Aspas

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Deal may not be as close as reports have suggested.

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Liverpool’s move to sign Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo may not yet be as complete as reports had suggested, with the Daily Mirror claiming a fee is yet to be agreed between the two clubs.

The 25-year-old was more or less confirmed as Liverpool’s second summer signing yesterday, and while the striker himself has agreed terms with the Reds, the two clubs have not managed to strike a deal so far.

Liverpool will be hoping to get it wrapped up before the weekend, as Celta Vigo are likely to be relegated from La Liga, which would then change the minimum release fee clause in his contract.

His clause dropping to £5.9million would see other Spanish sides such as Valencia swoop in for the forward, and Liverpool are keen to avoid competition for the player they have made a high priority in this summer’s transfer window.

The Reds are on the lookout for new strikers as they have been short in that position this season, and could even face losing star player and leading goal scorer Luis Suarez in the summer, with the likes of Real Madrid showing a strong interest in the Uruguayan.

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