Sevilla based newspaper Estadio Deportivo has suggested that if Liverpool try to include Iago Aspas in a deal for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno, they’ll be wasting their time.
According to the paper, Sevilla would prefer a straight up cash deal, which would allow them to reinvest in the market to improve certain areas of their squad ahead of the new La Liga season.
The tag above a headline on a story about the possibility of Aspas being included in a deal simply reads ‘Sevilla prefer cash’.
Left-back is an area of the squad that Brendan Rodgers needs to improve at Liverpool ahead of the new season.
Jose Enrique’s injury over the second half of the season forced the boss to play Jon Flanagan and Glen Johnson out of position.
Fortunately for Liverpool, Flanagan thrived under the pressure as opposition sides tried to focus on him as a weakness, as he developed into one of the team’s most consistent and reliable defenders.
Aspas’ future at Liverpool is difficult to gauge.
It’s easy to see why he would want to leave the club after such a disappointing first season in English football where he struggled to cut the sort of standard and grade that Rodgers was looking for.
However, there don’t seem to be too many serious courters of him back in Spain, which means he may be forced to stay where he is and fight for a starting place next season.
The idea that Sevilla would prefer a cash deal shouldn’t be viewed as an insult to Aspas’ quality and ability, they would naturally prefer a defender coming the other way in a part exchange as they’re losing one of they key players in their back four.
The same paper reports that Tottenham are trying to hijack the deal for Moreno but if Liverpool don’t have an issue with not including Aspas in the deal, there’s no reason they can’t make a competitive cash offer to force the move through.