Liverpool have completed the signing of Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas for a fee reported to be around €9m.
Aspas had been wanted by a host of Premier League clubs in January, but Celta refused to sell the player for less than his €10m release clause, although their impending relegation from La Liga will see their position weakened. It was reported that Reading were the only club to officially make a bid during that time, and Liverpool have taken advantage of the situation to make their move.
Aspas signs for the Reds on a deal reported to be around £45,000 per week in what is the first business of the transfer window for Liverpool in what is expected to be a very busy summer for English clubs.
A versatile forward who can play across the frontline, Aspas scored eleven goals this season for Celta, and should add some welcome reinforcement to Liverpool's frontline.