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Liverpool’s Aspas Deal Being Blocked By ‘Furious’ Spanish FA

Liverpool’s move for Celta Vigo attacker Iago Aspas is being held up by the Spanish Football Association due to disagreements over the players representation.

With the summer transfer window set to open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, could Liverpool’s move for Iago Aspas be in doubt?

Liverpool’s move for Celta Vigo attacker Iago Aspas is being held up by the Spanish Football Association due to disagreements over the players representation, according to the Mirror.

The report claims Aspas has a representation agreement with Jorge Santome and Carmelo Vicente that runs until 2014 but has been using the Barcelona-based agency PromoEsport – an un-aproved FIFA agent – to push through a move to Anfield.

The newspaper also claims to have seen emails from Ian Ayre that show the Reds managing director continue to negotiate with the agency even after discovering they were unauthorised. This has lead to an official complaint being submitted, with the Spanish FA understood to be ‘furious’ at the conduct of Ayre, Liverpool and PromoEsport to the extent that they are refusing to release the strikers International Transfer Certificate (ITC).

Without the ITC, Aspas can still complete his move and train with Liverpool but he would be unable to play in any official capacity for his new team. A Liverpool spokesman told the newspaper:

“There was a complication with the paperwork. For the deal to be completed both FAs have to release the paperwork and we are waiting for that to happen. However, we are confident that will be done shortly.”

The Mirror understand that the 25-year-old’s official agents, Santome and Vicente, have opened legal proceedings against PromoEsport through the Spanish Federation and are being backed by Celta Vigo and several other La Liga clubs, so this could turn into a messy affair for Liverpool and a once simple transfer now looks anything but.

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What do Liverpool fans make of this latest twist? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Danno

    June 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Ian ( I destroyed Huddersfield town ) ayre is a disgrace to are club ;-( Just look what he’s doing please John Henry ;-( screwing up the Aspas deal,this man is a complete IDIOT…MD my backside ;-( WHERE NOT HAPPY IN LIVERPOOL AT ALL ;-(

  2. Victor Eduardho Fewry

    June 14, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    Pls Liverpool, try by all means to secure Aspas signature. He is a good lad.

  3. Moses Tight

    June 14, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Pls do something fast 2 settle dis issue on tym.we need Aspas if suarez have 2 go.

  4. Moses Tight

    June 14, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    Pls do something fast 2 settle dis issue on time.We need Aspas if suarez have 2 go.

  5. E-mike

    June 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Kops don’t you guys think if Aspas could use an unauthorised agent to fuel his way to anfield simply because he wants to play in premier lge he will also apply the same method to leave anfield when he gets offer from champ.lge teams ?

  6. Thomas

    June 15, 2013 at 7:40 am

    We are fast becoming the laughing stock of this city! We used to do things properly behind the scenes at this club…not no more. We should be ashamed of ourselves. The last straw for me was when the whole club supported that racist thug. I wont be travelling from Dublin no anymore to watch this mid table team. Not until we get people in place to run this club with dignity and Pride will we move forward. As much as I hate to say it, our immediate goal is to catch that that lot over the park, who by the way have a lot of class when conducting themselves in the media. Shanks will be turning in his grave! 🙁

  7. LFC_Fan

    June 15, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Relax, it ‘ll be solved guys. These things can happen when you try to close issues too early (even before window opens).

    But yes, Ian Ayre is an IDIOT.

  8. Mike Reynolds

    June 15, 2013 at 10:32 am

    As BR has recently stated we cannot afford to make any more mistakes in the transfer market …it’s obvious either by design or stupidity Ian Ayre is not up to the job. This episode marks him as a real liability and if Luis Suarez does leave ..would you trust Ayre to negotiate any further large major signings?. The fall out with the Spanish FA could be awkward with BR looking at further deals in Spain. Maybe one spin off? Louis will not be sold cheaply to the Madrid clubs if at all !

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