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He flopped for Rodgers at Liverpool, but should Celtic boss move for 21 goal Aspas?

England's John Stones in action with Spain's Iago Aspas

Should Celtic consider a move for Iago Aspas?

England's John Stones in action with Spain's Iago AspasEngland's John Stones in action with Spain's Iago Aspas

Brendan Rodgers has looked like a manager rejuvenated at Celtic this season compared with his final year at Liverpool.

He is just one win away from lifting his first league title as manager, and attention will begin to start turning towards next season's challenge. 

Tasked with repeating their success and improving performances in Europe - one win would do that - Celtic need to strengthen this summer.

Iago Aspas is a name Brendan Rodgers knows well and should consider.

The 29-year-old is in the form of his life at Spanish side Celta Vigo, netting 21 goals for the club this campaign.

Iago AspasIago Aspas at Liverpool

He also earned an international call-up, featuring for Spain against England and getting on the scoresheet there too.

After signing Aspas in 2013 and seeing him impress in pre-season, Rodgers raved about the Spaniard, telling The Mirror: "Sometimes he's not always easy on the eye, but when you actually monitor how efficient Iago is, he's an incredibly effective player.

"The idea was that Aspas would give another dimension to our attacking play, and he's done that. He creates goals and scores goals."

Unfortunately his time at Anfield was unsuccessful, making just five starts in a 2013/14 season in which Luis Suarez tore the Premier League apart.

He headed back to Spain, and has scored prolifically for Celta Vigo over the past two seasons in particular.

As Celtic look to strengthen, Rodgers would be remiss not to consider giving his former star a second chance.

Aspas has the ability to play out wide right as part of a front three, and has done so with regularity this season to accommodate Celta's main striker, ex-Celtic loanee John Guidetti.

This versatility would give Celtic license to play him alongside Moussa Dembele, while also providing ready made cover should they elect to cash in.

Iago AspasIago Aspas celebrates

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