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Iago Aspas Transfer Stalled by "Bureaucratic Issues"

The deal's not dead, but the transfer of Iago Aspas has apparently been stalled by bureaucratic issues, leading the player to return to Spain without being officially announced.

Denis Doyle

Liverpool's second deal of the summer window seemed to be a straightforward affair a few weeks ago, with Iago Aspas set for a transfer to Merseyside once his season with Celta Vigo--which ended in dramatic fashion as the club staved off relegation--was over. But then his agents weren't his agents and the official representatives were not all that official (or something like that), and now, having completed his medical with the insatiable Dr. Zaf Iqbal at Melwood, he has returned to Spain without the deal officially official.

It doesn't look to be anything to panic about, hung up seemingly with a detail or two that likely doesn't have anything to do with whether or not the player will actually be able to complete the move. From Neil Jones at The Liverpool Echo a little bit ago:

Those who have spent any time in a bureaucratic workplace or environment know that their "issues" typically are associated with trouble, but all indications here point to a deal being done and a couple areas of tidying needed. It hasn't been clear-cut once the interest was confirmed, though it looks like we'll finally be able to welcome Iago Aspas to Liverpool sometime in the very near future.

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