Liverpool will add two new Spanish attacking options to their squad next week in order to become more clinical in the final third and create competition amongst the forwards at Anfield. The transfer saga involving Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas is officially agreed upon (in principle) but the Spanish FA has stalled the deal due to financial complexities regarding the authority of the Agent. Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre reportedly negotiated with alternative authorities than the player’s official FIFA-licensed representatives, Jorge Santome and Carmelo Vicente, claim The Mirror. The deal, however, should be finalized by the end of the week, and Liverpool are confident that they still have their man shortly.
Additionally, Seville winger Luis Alberto, an Iniesta-esque 20-year-old, is thought to be on his way to Merseyside as well, after the clubs agreed a fee around €8million on Friday. Alberto impressed during a one-year loan-spell at Barcelona’s B-team notching 11 goals and 17 assists in 37 games, but the Catalan giants refused to make the loan permanent, and Seville are now playing hardball with Liverpool, who is confirmed to be very interested. Spanish paper Estadio Deportivo yesterday claimed that a 4 or 5 year deal will be confirmed by both clubs during next week as Alberto’s agent confirmed that Liverpool’s interest was genuine.