Wednesday 21 March 2018

Aspas keen to tie up Reds switch

Iago Aspas looks set to be playing his football at Anfield next season
Iago Aspas looks set to be playing his football at Anfield next season

Liverpool target Iago Aspas "did not hesitate" to choose Anfield as his next destination when he heard of the Barclays Premier League club's interest in his services.

The Celta Vigo striker, who scored 12 goals in the Primera Division last season, has been strongly linked with a summer move to Liverpool and, according to an interview in Spanish newspaper Marca, he cancelled a scheduled holiday to talk terms with the Reds this week.

The 25-year-old told "I was forced to cancel my holiday in the Caribbean, but the reason I did more than justifies why. When I heard of Liverpool's interest I did not hesitate even for a minute."

He added: "[Liverpool] is one of the biggest clubs in the world and although I had offers from Italy and Portugal and other countries I decided my future was in English football."

Marca suggests the Merseyside outfit have agreed an 8.5million euro (£7.2million) fee for the left-footed forward, who would ask his potential team-mates for help in tackling the English language.

"I hope I will get help from (Jose) Reina, Suso, Dani Pacheco, Luis Suarez, (Philippe) Coutinho, Lucas Leiva and Jose Enrique," he added.

"I'm calm, but at the same time I'm very emotional about taking such an important step in my career."

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