Celta Vigo forward Anfield bound.
Speculation was rife earlier in the week that Liverpool had completed a deal to sign in-form Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas but until now this hasn’t been officially announced by either side.
However Spanish source Marca claim that a move has now been agreed.
The excellent Sport Witness brought this news to our attention and the timing of any announcement could well be imminent following Aspas’s part in helping his side retain their La Liga status on the last day of the season.
The 25 year old provided the all important assist that saw Natxo Insa score the winner for Os Célticos over Espanyol that dragged Celta Vigo out of the relegation zone.
Aspas will reportedly be handed a contract worth €2.5m (£2.1m) a year, or around £40k a week if you prefer, which is a fairly modest salary by Premier League terms.
Iago Aspas finished as the club’s top scorer with 12 top tier goals, following on from the 23 he netted to help his Galician side secure promotion to the top tier last term, and was in tears as he was triumphantly cheered off the pitch last night.
Brendan Rodgers is no doubt keen on strengthening his attack, especially with Luis Suarez having stated his desire to leave, and a move to sign Aspas could be a very wise and affordable option to consider.
The Liverpool boss has already secured the free transfer signing of Man City defender Kolo Toure this summer.