Iago Aspas is on his way to Anfield.
Liverpool and Celta Vigo have finally reached an agreement for the transfer of striker Iago Aspas to transfer to the Reds, reports Spanish newspaper Marca.
Brendan Rodgers has been tracking the 25-year-old for some time but it was suggested Benfica may come in at the last minute to try and scupper the deal.
Yet now it seems Rodgers has landed his man as Aspas will bolster a fragile Liverpool attack which is currently made of of Fabio Borini, injured Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez – who’s future at Anfield is uncertain.
The young Spaniard was in fine form for Celta in La Liga this season and his 12 league goals helped keep the club in the top flight against the odds.
A stunning piece of skill helped Aspas lay on the winning goal for Insua during Celta’s final match of the season against Espanyol and the three points kept the side in the division.
However, the forward looks to end five seasons in the first team for his boyhood club by making the move to England and a Premier League debut.
It’s thought that Liverpool will pay between £7m and £8m for the striker, with the Reds confirming their second signing of the close season following the free transfer of Manchester City veteran defender Kolo Toure.
With the likely departure of Luis Suarez next season as Real Madrid swoop for the Uruguayan, securing the signature of Aspas will provide some much needed good news on Merseyside.
Here’s what Reds fans can look forward to next season with Aspas’ sharp finishing.