Iago Aspas has completed his loan move from Liverpool FC to Sevilla with an option to make the move permanent in the end.
Future of Iago Aspas at Anfield has been in doubts since the end of last season as the Spaniard failed to establish himself at Liverpool. The Spaniard has now joined Sevilla on a season long loan deal from the Merseyside club with Spanish having the option to buy him permanently next season.
Iago Aspas joined Liverpool last summer in a £7.7million deal from Celta Vigo after producing some consistent performances for the Spanish side. But Aspas failed to establish himself at Liverpool and made only six starts in all competitions. His only goal for the Reds arrived in the FA Cup fixture against Oldham, which Liverpool won 2-0.
Liverpool were keen to offload Aspas this season, but weren’t willing to endure a big loss on their investment. Aspas had also publicly expressed his desire to leave in search of regular first team action and initial reports suggested that Celta Vigo are willing to sign him back. But Sevilla were the first to make their move and the Spanish club have now confirmed that they have reached an agreement with Liverpool over the signing of Iago Aspas on a season long loan deal, which includes an option to buy him £5million next season.
“Today Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement in principle for Iago Aspas (Moana, Pontevedra 01/08/87). The player will arrive on loan for the 14/15 season with an option to buy. At the end of the season Sevilla FC may exercise a clause to purchase the Galician striker for three years with an option for a fourth.
The President of Sevilla FC Jose Castro and Ian Ayre, the chief executive of Liverpool have finalised this agreement, which is subject to the Galician footballer passing a medical and the signing of contracts which have been drafted by both clubs.” – Read an official statement released by Sevilla.
Reports suggest that this Aspas deal could act as a sweetener as Liverpool make their move to sign Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno. Aspas on the other hand is expected to gain regular first team action at this club and regain his lost form and confidence.