Liverpool have confirmed the transfer of Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo for an undisclosed fee, with the 25-year-old set to sign a long-term contract at Anfield.

Aspas began to attract transfer attention following some promising performances in La Liga last season. He made 36 appearances last term, scoring 12 goals which helped his side avoid relegation by one place, as they finished 17th in La Liga. 

Aspas has played at Celta Viga for all of his career, beginning in the "B" side before moving to the senior team in 2008. Since making the move to the senior team, Aspas has made 139 appearances, and was part of the team that was promoted to La Liga in the 2011/12 season. 

Liverpool announced last week that they had an agreement in place with Celta Vigo, but nothing had been confirmed until June 23. Liverpool have reportedly paid a fee of around £7.7m for Aspas, but the fee will remain undisclosed. 

Rodgers beat his old club Swansea City for the signature of Aspas, who becomes Liverpool's third signing of this summer behind Kolo Toure who signed on a free transfer from Manchester City, and fellow Spaniard Luis Alberto who made the switch from Sevilla.

Aspas has completed his medical at the club's Melwood training ground and will join up with his new team-mates shortly. 

Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is also expected to make the switch to Anfield in the coming days, after the two clubs agreed a £9m move for the Belgium international. 

 

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