Confirmed: Liverpool agree to loan striking failure to Sevilla - Moreno incoming?

Iago Aspas Celta Vigo

After a torrid season in England, Iago Aspas is on his way back to Spain as Liverpool agreed a loan deal with Sevilla.

The Reds may have already lost star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona this summer, but that hasn't stopped manager Brendan Rodgers reshuffling his attacking options again. The club have already landed Southampton's Rickie Lambert, whilst Benfica's Lazar Markovic is poised to join on Tuesday, and Swansea City's Wilfried Bony remains a £19m target.

Yet with all these new faces coming in to replace Suarez, another player was going to be pushed down the pecking order - Iago Aspas. The 26-year-old arrived at Anfield from La Liga outfit Celta Vigo last summer, having hit 37 goals in two seasons for the Galician side. For just £7.7m, Aspas appeared to be the perfect cover for Suarez and Daniel Sturridge last season - but it couldn't have played out any differently.

Aspas hit just one goal last season, and that came in the FA Cup against League One side Oldham Athletic. His virtually barren season resulted in Aspas becoming a figure of hilarity on Merseyside, particularly after his infamous corner kick against Chelsea at the end of last season.

It always seemed that a return to La Liga was the best thing for all parties concerned, and finally that has become a reality after Sevilla confirmed that Aspas would be arriving in Andalusia on loan, with a view to buy at the end of the season.

"Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC have reached today on a tentative agreement for the loan, with an option to purchase for the player Iago Aspas, who will wear the shirt of Sevilla FC season 14/15," said a statement on Sevilla's website.

It seems that the Aspas deal is a makeweight in the transfer which will see Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno finally become a Liverpool player, with the 22-year-old set to join the Reds in an £18m deal.

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