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Aspas completes Sevilla switch from Liverpool

Liverpool's Iago Aspas has completed a loan move to Spanish outfit Sevilla after passing a medical with the Europa League champions. The deal gives the Spanish side the option of offering the 26 year old a three-year permanent contract once the loan deal expires.

Just 12 months after completing a £9 million move to Liverpool from Celta Vigo, Aspas is returning to Spain to rebuild his career after making just five Premier League starts and failing to score a single goal.

"My experience in the Premier League was fabulous on a collective level, but on an individual level it was very hard for me, because I went from playing all the time to not playing at all," he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

"Perhaps I struggled to adapt, I'm not going to kid myself, but above all our striking partnership, which Luis Suarez was a part of, scored 50 goals," added the Galician.

"They produced spectacular performances and so it was very complicated for me to get into the team."

Although Sevilla's two strikers Kevin Gameiro and Carlos Bacca had sensational first seasons with Sevilla last term, Aspas is confident he will be able to hold down a place in Unai Emery's side.

"All I want to do is play football and Sevilla have given me that opportunity, and now I hope to be able to pay them back on a big scale," he said.

"Sevilla deserve to be in the Champions League after the last few seasons they have had. I hope to play as often as possible, and I hope to spend many years in Seville."

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