Iago Aspas is taking part in a medical at Liverpool to complete £7m switch from Celta Vigo.
Liverpool are finalising a deal to sign Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas, with the 25-year old currently undergoing a medical at the club’s Melwood training facilities.
The striker flew into Liverpool yesterday, where personal terms were agreed with the club, after the Reds agreed to pay Celta £7m for the Spaniard.
When asked on why he opted for a move to Merseyside, he said that the lure of playing for such a historic club made the switch impossible to turn down.
“When I heard of Liverpool’s interest I did not hesitate even for a minute,” he told Sky Sports.
“Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world and although I had offers from Italy and Portugal and other countries I decided my future was in English football.”
Aspas will become the second signing of the summer for Brendan Rodgers, who has already brought in free agent Kolo Toure from Man City to add some experience to the back line.
Aspas was one of few bright spots on a Celta Vigo side that avoided relegation from La Liga on the final day of the season, netting 11 goals from an advance midfield role, something the Reds attacking players failed to do consistently this season.