Iago Aspas admits he will seek an exit from Liverpool during the summer window, having failed to establish himself in Brendan Rodgers’ side.
The 26-year-old arrived at Anfield ahead of the current season, when the Reds paid around £7million to take him from Celta Vigo. However, the Spaniard has struggled for form and fitness during his debut campaign in England, but he has appeared just 14 times in all competitions, of which only six have come from a starting position.
Aspas has scored just one goal during his spell on Merseyside, in the FA Cup win over Oldham Athletic in January, compared to his final two seasons in Spain when he netted 34 times in Segunda Division and La Liga. The forward admits he has found it difficult to settle in England, and he is already setting his sights on a transfer.
“I’m not 20 years old anymore, I can’t go on loan and explode,” he told FTBpro. “I think the best would be to transfer to another club that I find the best fit for myself and the club. This (the lack of playing time) is the hardest part. I used to play almost all the matches and I arrived here playing much less. This is the tough side of football.”
Aspas has in the past been linked with Swansea City, albeit during the time when Michael Laudrup was in charge at the Liberty Stadium. And even if they renew their interest in the past, the Spaniard may decide to call time on his brief spell in the Premier League and look to return to his homeland where he has proved his quality in the past.