Liverpool will complete the signing of Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas today (Tuesday) when the Spaniard completes a medical on Merseyside.
Aspas leaves the La Liga club on a deal reported to be worth around £7.7million and will provide a new dynamic to Brendan Rodgers’ attacking options for the forthcoming season.
The Guardian’s Andy Hunter writes of Aspas:
Aspas can operate across the front line and scored 12 goals in Celta’s return to the top flight last season following five years in the second division. He had offers from Valencia, Portuguese and Italian teams plus Swansea City, whose failure to conclude the deal has added to Michael Laudrup’s frustrations at the Liberty Stadium, but cleared the way for a move to Liverpool after settling a contractual issue with Celta Vigo.
Aspas will become Rodgers’ second signing of the summer, with the acquisition of Manchester City defender Kolo Toure on a free transfer announced several weeks ago.
Last month, we published a detailed report on the prospect of signing 25-year-old Aspas. Read it here.
The signing of Aspas will mean Liverpool have a range of attacking players at their disposal, with Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and Fabio Borini leading the line ahead of the likes of Philippe Coutinho provding support.
The future of Suarez, however, is still unclear, with the Uruguayan linked to Spanish giants Real Madrid. Read the latest in the Luis Suarez transfer saga here.
We’ll bring you the latest on Aspas and his imminent move to Anfield throughout the day – follow us on Twitter @thisisanfield.