SEVILLA HAVE CONFIRMED that Liverpool striker Iago Aspas is set to join the club on loan until the end of the season.
The deal includes an option to buy the 26-year-old permanently.
Aspas signed for Liverpool from Celta Vigo last summer for a fee of €10 million, but was a major disappointment in the Premier League. The Spaniard made 14 league appearances, failing to score a single goal.
While the 5ft 9ins forward did get on the scoresheet in a FA Cup game against Oldham in January, it appears that Liverpool are now attempting to cut their losses. There has been no announcement of any potential fee should Sevilla look to make the move permanent.
A statement on the La Liga club’s website reads:
Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC have reached an agreement in principle for Iago Aspas. The player will arrive on loan for the 14/15 season with an option to buy. At the end of the season Sevilla FC may exercise a clause to purchase the Galician striker for three years with an option for a fourth.
“The President of Sevilla FC Jose Castro and Ian Ayre, the chief executive of Liverpool have finalised this agreement, which is subject to the Galician footballer passing a medical and the signing of contracts which have been drafted by both clubs.”