Real Madrid turn to Liverpool flop as Ronaldo replacement

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 23/08/2018

Real Madrid has turned to Liverpool flop for the replacement of Cristiano Ronaldo who left for Juventus this summer.

The European Champions is considering bringing the 31-year-old Iago Aspas to Santiago Bernabeu from Celta Vigo, according to reports in Spain.

Aspas has gone from a flop in Liverpool to rebuild his career, during the Spanish forward stint with Liverpool he failed to register a Premier League goal and he is best remembered for the corner which led to Chelsea’s decisive goal in a 2-0 defeat which effectively ended his old club’s hopes of a first title in over two decades.

He joined Sevilla on loan before returning to Celta Vigo where he regained his confidence as a striker.

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Aspas has been remarkable in the last three years, he was part of the Spain World Cup squad in Russia.

He is one of the players considered to strengthened Los Blancos attack following the exit of Ronaldo with the effort to find and sign a replacement for the Portuguese forward proofing too cumbersome for the Bernabeu hierarchy.

Real Madrid is set to make a last ditch of effort to sign Kylian Mbappe according to report but the Los Merengues chiefs are also compiling a list of modest alternatives should they fail to land a high profile forward.

Rodrigo Moreno is also part of Real Madrid wish list but Valencia’s €140 demand seems too much for a striker of his quality.

Aspas appears to be the best option given the fact that he can play across the forward line and the Celta Vigo would provide a back-up to Real Madrid forwards.