EXCLUSIVE: Spanish Agent Flying To Liverpool To Discuss Striker´s Future

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By Eduardo Fernandez - Abascal | December 6, 2013 5:03 AM EST

Iago Aspas´s agent will travel to Liverpool in the next few weeks to meet with Anfield representatives to discuss the Spanish striker's future.

Liverpool signed Aspas last summer after paying £7m to Celta Vigo to secure his services but the Spaniard has struggled to convince Brendan Rodgers that he deserves a place in the starting line-up.

Reports in Spain claimed recently that Real Betis are trying to take advantage of his lack of minutes and are willing to make an approach to sign him on loan in January.

His agent Jose Rodriguez Baster denied to International Business Times UK that he had received any offer but admitted that he will soon travel to Liverpool to discover what the club´s intentions are regarding Aspas' future.

"Aspas´ exit in January is not in our plans. The player has no intention to leave and I don't think the club want to sell him either. In the next few weeks I will travel to Liverpool to meet with some Liverpool representatives and see what they think about. But I do no believe they want him out and nobody has contacted us. There has not been any official offer from Real Betis or any other club," Rodriguez Baster told IB Times UK.

Aspas´ agent revealed that the striker wants to stay at Liverpool despite Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge excelling and leaving him relegated to the bench. However, he made it clear that the transfer market does not close until the end of January and in football everything can happen.

"Iago is happy at Liverpool. It has been only three months since he arrived and if he has not played more it is because he was injured for nearly six weeks," he added. "He started the first few games of the season and then as Luis Suarez came back (after five games suspension) he has struggled a little bit more to get in the team. It is normal. Players are not machines. Every adaptation requires a process".

"If I had to bet a pound on him exiting the club I would not do it. However, this is football and the transfer market does not close for another 55 days and I cannot say that he is definitely staying,"

The 26 year old has played eight games, starting just four and failing to score any goals during that time while last season he scored 12 goals in La Liga for Celta.

However, it does not look as though Liverpool are going to let him go in January as Brendan Rodgers has just lost Sturridge for the next two months and Aspas is set to be Suarez's back-up during this time. 

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