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Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup, who played and coached in Spain, was complimentary of Iago Aspas' displays at Celta Vigo (via Tim Lewis at the Western Mail): "I know him, but to say he is coming here is a big step. He is a very good player, a good forward and he is doing very well at the moment in La Liga."
It's an ideal situation for Iago with four Spaniards in the squad and Laudrup being in-tune with La Liga football.
Regarding the logistics of Aspas' possible move to the Swans, he did extend his contract with Celta to 2017, allowing the club to have the upper-hand in future transfer negotiations.
Celta president Carlos Mourino is refusing to sell Iago during this transfer window.
Doing so is effectively guaranteeing relegation, offsetting the transfer fee they'd receive from Swansea.
Before you ask, Aspas and Michu are two totally different players.
Michu has a Premier League body with La Liga smarts, which is why he adapted to the EPL so smoothly.
He's a goal poacher operating in the space generally reserved for a No. 10. He doesn't create. That's why it seems opposing deep-lying midfielders don't mark him.
By the time the centre-backs notice Michu, the ball is in the back of the net and Swansea's No. 9 is holding his hand to his ear.
Aspas, on the other hand, is a technician with expansive vision who conjures up moments of genius.
There have been times where he has three opposing outfielders pressing him, yet he twists and turns away from them like Gianfranco Zola.
Replace Danny Graham with Mainz's Ádám Szalai backed up by a Spanish triumvirate consisting of Pablo Hernández, Michu and Iago.
Left or right flank? Doesn't matter. Aspas will be constantly interchanging wing positions with Pablo, causing disarray and confusion to the opposing team, whilst Michu quietly saunters into the box unmarked.
Graham has scored in two successive games. Prior to that he was woeful, essentially playing the Stéphane Guivarc'h role.
Danny also needs to press because even Dimitar Berbatov has won back possession more than him.
Szalai is a better finisher, can dribble past centre-backs and is more of a distraction to centre-backs than Graham.
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