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Liverpool Confirm Iago Aspas Deal

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After a few unexpected bumps in the road, Liverpool have finally confirmed the signing of Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo on a permanent deal subject to documentation.

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Round and round they went, and now Liverpool can finally confirm that the deal for Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas is done, and that the only thing preventing it from becoming officially official is documentation. We can expect that the Spaniard will be set to join the club for good once the transfer window opens the floodgates on July 1, and that the player will be available to travel with his new squad on the preseason tour. There was never really a doubt (at least I don't think) as to whether or not the deal would go through, and at worst the hiccups were mildly annoying. Nevermind for now, though, as there's another bit of business done early in the summer.

From the official website:

Liverpool have tonight agreed a deal in principle with Celta Vigo for striker Iago Aspas, subject to documentation being completed. Aspas scored 12 goals in 34 games in 2012-13 despite playing in a side threatened with relegation until the final day of the season. During the campaign he was directly involved in 51 per cent of his team's goals.

The 25-year-old broke into the senior side at the Spanish outfit in 2009 after graduating from their youth set-up. Aspas can play through the middle or out wide and he could become Brendan Rodgers's second signing of the summer transfer window following a deal for Kolo Toure.

So finally it's an official enough welcome to Iago Aspas--let's hope his time with Liverpool is successful for both him and the club, and that his arrival signals a summer of successful signings as the club move forward ahead of next season.

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