Iago Aspas To Chelsea?

the latest Spaniard linked to Chelsea: Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas.
The latest Spaniard linked to Chelsea: Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas.

Another day, another Spaniard linked to Chelsea. Step forward Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas.

La Liga is often hailed as the best league in the world containing Barcelona and Real Madrid whilst also playing as home for the exceptional talents of Falcao and Isco. We’ve seen plenty of transfer activity involving either La Liga and Spanish players over the years and La Liga is also familiar to Chelsea fans because we seem to get linked to someone from the league everyday. Most recently it has been Benat, Isco and Negredo but a new name has appeared on our radar.

The latest in our Spanish rumour mill is Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas who – according to Spanish newspaper Marca – we are set to bid for. Aspas is believed to have a release clause of £8.3 million and Celta Vigo have recently said that if he is going to leave, the release clause will have to be met. I can’t say I am an expert on Spanish football but I have seen Aspas play against Barca and Atletico this season and I liked what I saw.

Aspas was in sensational form last year finding the net 25 times in 37 appearances in the Second Divison and has now found the net 8 times in 19 this season for a club hanging on for their survival in La Liga. The 25 year old certainly knows how to finish* and would be an interesting option to have upfront. Whilst he is not a player to have you up off your seat with mindblowing flicks and tricks, he is a player who works his socks off all game and will never shy from a physical tussle. He hasn’t quite got the physique of say Negredo, but, he is still capable of holding up play and being a more direct option.

*this statement isn’t based on YouTube videos of his goals because if you rate players on their YouTube clips, you’d believe Jasper Gronkjaer was a footballing god.

Generally, he is a player without a major weakness. He can pass, he is good with his runs and he can also finish any number of different chances. Due to his status, he certainly won’t cost a great deal in wages and due to Celta Vigo not being in the Europa League, he is not cup tied for anything.

All in all, he’d represent a good deal for Chelsea. He is cheap, suits the Chelsea Style (not the “bus parking” style) and could certainly be a good option for rotation with Ba and Torres as well as being a good option off the bench to change games – something we’ve struggled with this season. I’ve been told that the rumour has come from a highly respected radio station report and I have been advised to have some confidence in this rumour as their track record is good. We are said to face competition from Swansea for his signature but hopefully European football can encourage him to choose Chelsea.

Will he be a Chelsea player in this window? I hope so.

Should we believe this rumour? Should we go for Aspas or should we go for somebody else? Let us know in the comments section below!

  1. frank k. says

    we should go for him 25 goals in 37 appearances that very gud hope he is gud in the air

  2. J noni says

    Infact chelseafc at this point in time should go for the guy now

  3. kay says

    iago is an interesting player,i’ve watched some of his matches and i waz highly impressed…wish chelsea could buy him..he’z jst like michu

  4. Michael says

    He is gud we shud get him.
    Other options tht can be great additions.

    1. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli)
    FW – The fact that 21 year old second striker Lorenzo Insigne’saverage rating is over 7 despite making 10 of his 20 Serie Aappearances from the bench this season is testament to the impact the youngster has had on his return to Napoli. Already a full-fledged Italy international, the miniature magician has 4 goals and 4 assists to his name in the league this season, possessing excellent averages of 2.2 shots, 1.4 key passes and 1.7 dribbles per game. The fact that he has spent plenty of time on the bench means thatthose averages leave him among the top 10 Serie A players for minutes per successful dribble (31) and the top 20 for minutes per key pass (39).

    1. Leo (Rayo Vallecano)FW
    Recently linked with a move to Manchester United for a measly sum of just £1.6m it seems Alex Ferguson is looking for Leo to be the next Michu. The Rayo Vallecano forward has hit the ground running since being promoted to the first team and at 20 already looks a real prospect. With 6 goals to his name a conversion rate of 15% is good, if unspectacular, but his team play is better than that of the man who left the club for Swansea in thesummer. The Brazilian has 5 assists to his name from an average of 1.4 key passes per game and has completed 1.8 dribbles per game, as well as fulfilling his defensive responsibilities from the front.

  5. Shiloh says

    I’v made some search of this lad and he seems decent enough for us, his work rate for Celta Virgo is his strong point as he also brings otherz into play. Cheap and young lets get him #KTBFFH

  6. oboday says

    We should hurry and get him because he very good and cheap

  7. Tony says

    I don’t know him. If the management see something in him that can help Chelsea, let him come because we need striker. But let him not do like Torres.

  8. Raheem sodiq says

    Aspas wil b a gud addition 2 chel squad .i wil b hapy if chel can sign hm and felaini and wilian

  9. drogba says

    mejor darle minutos a piazon , lukaku y feruz y no gastar en españoles que no sirven

  10. Vaibhav Kumble says

    We should buy Isco. He is a real talent.

  11. kulkoot says

    i think we should buy him, as we need forwards for europa. but what abour isco and benat deal? is it off or on?

    1. huwsaunders says

      Isco and Benat might have been just speculation (I hope they weren’t) but there has been nothing reported recently. Fingers crossed.

  12. Henry Adu Gyamfi says

    Hey!! Chelsea don’t make mistake be fast and sign that wonderkid ISCO infact the boy is great.

  13. Anonymous says

    If only he can feat chelsea or go 4 a black strikeqs

  14. Snowhite Obi says

    Chelsea-Board and Michael Emenalo,should please stop taking us(the Fans),for a Ride. They made believe they gonna Sign Taison, Willian and Fellaini…now,Taison has signed for Shaktah. Then,why is Chelsea-Bord still wasting time on Willian and Fellaini? Yet,they still want to bid for Modric…for goodness sake,what did they want to do with Modric? He’s 27,while Willian is 24 and Fellaini is 25. Apart from there age,Willian and Fellaini are 100% better than Modric. Chelsea should please stop those SILLY Biding and finish the Deal Willian and Fellaini.

  15. Kobbyhans says

    Over thousand players linked with us all the time but nothing is happening. I presume they are all mere rumors with no iota of truth. Am exhausted of this

  16. Kobbyhans says

    I just want isco and fellaini in Chelsea colours.

  17. Dil says

    I personally don’t think he will be the solution to our attacking problems. Iago Aspas is 25 going on 26, and his “25 goals in 37 appearances” were in the second division plus this is his first season in a top league.

    We need a hungry solid striker. We already bought a decent striker in Demba Ba but he will not be able to play in the Europa League, leaving our disgrace of a striker Torres the only option in that competition. The problem is we can’t offload Torres this transfer window due to the top strikers in Europe being cup-tied. Cavani is the only one I can think of that isn’t, we can do a Torres + cash deal with Napoli for Cavani and we’d have two top strikers at our disposal with a thrid (Lukaku) coming back in 2013 or 2014.

  18. Slim says

    Wait i think were re link with walcott bt i like him he is in good form ad were re link with dis guy knows nothin abt EPL and walcott wanna leave arsenal wanna sell in a cheap amount and den we can buy isco and willian call back josh how many times will we fans say dis ad if possible call back de bruyne we d fans re tired of sayin dis stuff just get 1 striker ad willian with isco finish ad pls don’t let Torres go

  19. Izzullah says

    Buy him if he is good! Kia kia ma fi sere o

  20. Kwabinho says

    I’ve not seen him play before but since Falcao has hinted a move to PSG ahead of CHELSEA, i think ASPAS will be a better option in our front with Ba.

  21. Kwabinho says

    I’ve not seen him play before but since Falcao has hinted a move to PSG ahead of CHELSEA, i think ASPAS will be a better option in our front with Ba.
    The Willian deal must also be taken serious!

    1. Chinonso Ukewuihe says

      old story

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