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Name: Iago Aspas
Signed from: Celta Vigo
Did you know?
If, as seems likely, Aspas is a direct replacement for Luis Suarez then this seems like a sensible move. As well as being a great goalscorer, the striker was also banned for four games last season for headbutting an opponent.
What’s the deal?
The Reds have finalised a deal that was agreed in principle last week. Drawn out negotiations between the two clubs became even more protracted when the Spanish Football Federation temporarily blocked the move.
All the bureaucracy was dealt with by yesterday when Aspas signed a “long-term contract”.
What do they say?
“Iago is our benchmark. He is the star player in his own right, but there are small details that affect Iago as a person and player. I sometimes I have to make decisions that can take its toll if I know that I can benefit the team them.”
Celta Vigo manager Paco Herrera