Poor Scouser Tommy
- Feb 19, 2003
http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/liverpool-transfers-iago-aspas-deal-1905327#.UZ1YEBznH40.twitterLiverpool are close to agreeing a deal to bring Spanish striker Iago Aspas to Anfield this summer.
The Celta Vigo forward was wanted by Chelsea and Reading in January, but only the relegation-bound Royals made an official bid and Celta refused to sell their man for less than his â‚¬10million release clause.
However, with rock-bottom Celta now looking set for relegation from La Liga, the Anfield giants want to take advantage of his clause dropping to â‚¬7m and have offered him a Â£45,000-a-week deal.
The 25-year-old, who has been linked with Swansea recently, has been a rare shining light in an otherwise disappointing season for Celta, scoring 11 goals and setting up six more.
The 5ft 9in tall Aspas can play off the front-line or in a wider position, and would slot neatly into Brendan Rodgers' mobile attacking trio.
By all reports he's a versatile frontman with pace. Was earmarked as Falcoa's replacement at Atletico at one point.