The agent of Iago Aspas has aid that “bureaucratic issues” have held up the Spanish forward’s move to Liverpool.
Aspas arrived on Merseyside on Tuesday to complete a medical and agree personal terms on a £7.7million move from Celta Vigo.
However, it has been revealed tonight (Wednesday) that Aspas has now returned to Spain and the deal is still not complete.
The Liverpool Echo’s Neil Jones relayed quotes from Aspas on Spanish radio station, Radio Galego via his Twitter account:
Update on Iago Aspas. The player has returned to Spain. Told Radio Galego: “I am happy, but won’t speak until (the move) is official.
Aspas brother (and agent) Jonathan, said: “There is not trouble. Just bureaucratic issues.”
Jones goes on to tweet that there should be no panic from this latest news, despite the disappointment of the deal not being concluded as expected today.
25-year-old Aspas will provide Brendan Rodgers’ side with a new dynamic up front, with Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Fabio Borini and support from Philippe Coutinho making up a very exciting attacking line-up.
Last week Aspas spoke of his imminent move to Anfield, telling Spanish newspaper Marca, “When I heard of Liverpool’s interest I did not hesitate even for a minute.”
“It is one of the biggest clubs in the world and although I also had offers from Italy and Portugal and other countries I decided that my future was in English football.”
“I am very calm but at the same time very excited because I am making a very significant step forward in my sporting career.”
It looks as if, despite the hold-up, Aspas will be a Liverpool player soon enough. Once the paperwork is dealt with, he looks like a really promising new addition to Rodgers’ revolution at the club.