Sevilla have signed Iago Aspas from Liverpool as part of the agreement between the two clubs – then sold him straight back to Celta Vigo, where Liverpool signed him from two years ago.
Liverpool signed Aspas for £7.7 million in 2013 but the Reds’ new number 9 was given few opportunities due to the form of Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge. He started just six games, and scored just once – in the FA Cup against Oldham.
The Spaniard then joined Sevilla on a year-loan last summer, with a permanent move as part of the deal.
Last month Aspas himself explained: “I came here on a loan deal with an obligatory option to buy.”
“I am going to stay here for some years at Sevilla but I do have unfinished business as I felt I could bring much more things to the team, if I had been given more playing time.
“I think that if I’d been at Liverpool this year I would have played a lot more games, with Sturridge’s injury and Suarez not being there.”
However, Spanish paper AS now report that Aspas has been sold back to Celta Vigo, with the deal, subject to a medical, to be completed on July 1st.
Sevilla’s fee for Aspas was previously reported to be £5 million (7 million euros). It will be interesting to see how much they have sold him to Celta for!