Transfer news: Liverpool target Iago Aspas says future is in English football
Iago Aspas claims his future is in English football after speculation linking the Celta Vigo striker with Liverpool.
Last Updated: 09/06/13 10:40am
The 25-year-old, heavily linked with a summer move to Anfield, impressed in the Primera Division last season scoring 12 goals.
And Aspas, who reportedly cancelled a holiday to discuss terms with Liverpool this week, admits he rejected offers from elsewhere when he heard the Merseyside outfit were interested.
Aspas told Spanish newspaper Marca: "I was forced to cancel my holiday in the Caribbean, but the reason I did more than justifies why.
"When I heard of Liverpool's interest I did not hesitate even for a minute.
"Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world and although I had offers from Italy and Portugal and other countries I decided my future was in English football."
Aspas says he would get help in learning English from potential future team-mates.
"I hope I will get help from (Jose) Reina, Suso, Dani Pacheco, Luis Suarez, (Philippe) Coutinho, Lucas Leiva and Jose Enrique," he added.
"I'm calm, but at the same time I'm very emotional about taking such an important step in my career."
Liverpool have reportedly agreed an 8.5m euro (£7.2m) fee for the forward, Marca suggests.