Iago Aspas has revealed that he is ready to leave Liverpool after just one season to get his career back on track.
The Spanish attacker moved to Anfield last year in a £7m deal after carving out a reputation as one of La Liga’s top marksmen with Celta Vigo, but has found chances hard to come by on Merseyside.
Initially the 27-year-old was key member of Brendan Rodgers’ side, but injury set-backs have limited him to just 14 appearances in all competitions and one goal – which came in a 2-0 FA Cup win against Oldham.
Despite Liverpool likely to be in great need of backup for Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez next season due to Champions League commitments, Aspas says that he is looking to leave the Reds once the current campaign comes to an end:
“I am not 20 years old anymore,” he is quoted by The Metro.
“I can’t go on loan and explode.
“I think the best would be to transfer to another club and that I find the best fit for myself and the club.”
Aspas was linked with Valencia in January, and is unlikely to be short of admirers in his home nation should he elect to leave Liverpool.