14 July 2014 21:55
Sevilla have confirmed the signing of Liverpool striker Iago Aspas on a season-long loan deal.
The Liga club have also included an option to buy the former Celta Vigo man, who will move to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan subject to a medical and completion of paperwork.
Sevilla had been linked with a move for the 26-year-old regularly during the close-season with coach Unai Emery admitting his interest in signing the forward.
“Sevilla and Liverpool have today reached an agreement for the loan, with an option to purchase, of Iago Aspas,” a Sevilla statement read.
“Aspas will wear the shirt of Sevilla for the 2014-15 season, and at the end of the campaign Sevilla may exercise a clause to purchase the forward for three seasons with an option for a fourth.
“The president of Sevilla, Jose Castro, and the executive director of Liverpool, Ian Ayre, have closed this agreement, which is subject to the player passing a medical and the drafting of contracts between both the clubs and Sevilla with the player, with which there is already an informal agreement.”
Aspas moved to Anfield from Celta in June last year after a return of 35 goals across Segunda Division promotion and La Liga survival campaigns, which caught the eye of manager Brendan Rodgers.
In the absence of suspended striker Luis Suarez, Aspas featured in Liverpool’s first five Premier League matches but struggled for starts thereafter ended the season without a Premier League goal.