Liverpool's statements throughout the spring about getting summer transfers settled early--particularly those on the way in--were encouraging to hear, but after the way last summer ended up, we could be forgiven for adopting a less talk, more action point of view. So with July 1 still over a month away, it's very encouraging to read increased amounts of reliable-seeming reports about Liverpool's action in the transfer market, first with Kolo Toure confirmed, and now with talk of a move for Iago Aspas soon to be completed. Throw in talks that are apparently advanced with defensive target Kyriakos Papadopoulos, and Liverpool's summer transfer window is well and truly on its way.
Guillem Balague tweeted a few times in quick succession earlier today, revealing a fee of €9m as well as news that the signing is all but done:
I hope Liverpool fans are happy with the arrival of Iago Aspas for 9m euros. Pace, goal, commitment. Key: adaptation to England— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) May 29, 2013
Aspas: forward that can play wide and striker.Fast running with ball,great finisher.1 of top youngstairs in Spain. And soon will b confirmed— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) May 29, 2013
I think Aspas is ready for the Liverpool line up.I can picture instant impact.He'll have 2 find consistency.But id be happy if Lpol fan :-)— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) May 29, 2013
Important to note that Balague has usually been on-target when it comes to players in Spain, and he was one of the early sources to release news that a move for Philippe Coutinho was on firm footing.
**And as I'm writing, James Pearce from the Echo has received confirmation from the club:
#LFC have agreed a fee of 9 million euros for Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas. Full story on Echo site shortly— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 29, 2013
#LFC breaking news - club confirm to @jamespearceecho Iago Aspas deal agreed for nine million Euros. Story to come— Liverpool Echo (@LivEchoLFC) May 29, 2013
So, things are happening, then.
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