Liverpool star Iago Aspas has confirmed that he is signing for Sevilla in the summer after a successful loan period, reports the Daily Star.
The 27-year-old has been in good form for the Champions League chasing side this season, scoring 10 goals in 19 appearances for the Spanish side. However, there is a rather significant caveat to that, which is that only two of them have come in La Liga. He also had a terrible campaign for the Reds in 2013-14, in which he failed to score a single time after signing for £8 million that summer.
However, this turnaround has made some fans of the Merseyside club think that he could be a good option for manager Brendan Rodgers with Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, and Fabio Borini all struggling this season. However, it looks like the striker won’t be returning to Anfield any time soon.
Aspas said: “I came here on a loan deal with an obligatory option to buy. I am a Sevilla player for next season. I will sit down and talk to the club in the coming days, or when the season ends.
“But, well, it is an open secret that everyone knew. The transfer [fee] is to be paid this summer. I am very happy at Sevilla, they received me with open arms, and I hope to keep paying them back for many years.”
Apparently a £5 million fee has been agreed for the forward, meaning that Liverpool will make a loss on the flop. This is more important with the introduction of Financial Fair Play, which means that the Reds need to balance their books in order to be able to afford more signings.