Boy oh boy, there have been some utterly worthless lumps of coal to have played in the Premier League over the years. For every Cristiano Ronaldo, there’s been a Robbie Savage, and good old Iago Aspas certainly falls into the latter category.
Now if you’re a Liverpool fan this is probably the time for you to stick on some Celine Dion, put your head back and cry yourself to sleep at the thought of this waste of space. Following a multi million pound move back in 2013 that now looks completely baffling, much was expected of Iago Aspas after his successful tenure in Spanish football.
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Then, well, you all know how this old rodeo goes – he was shite. Throughout the course of his Anfield tenure, the now-29-year-old literally took more corners than he had shots; maybe that’s where Harry Kane got it from?
Aspas was honest to god one of the most awful let downs in Premier League history, and his time in Liverpool was most commonly spent playing second fiddle to Philippe Coutinho. Maybe he even got to clean his boots once or twice, who knows.
Before the move even took place the Royal Spanish Football Federation actually attempted to block the transfer due to a dispute over representation, and perhaps that should now be seen as a foreshadowing of what was to come.
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By the end of the Spaniard’s short adventure over in England, most Reds fans would’ve rather had a current Emile Heskey lumbering around the pitch; at least he’d provide some fucking entertainment.
The thing that’s probably the least shocking of all this is upon returning to Celta Vigo, Aspas has been on fire. The former Sevilla man netted twice against Barcelona and last month even scored against England at Wembley.
Irony is a funny old thing, isn’t it? Or is that La Liga is just a joke of a league baring two teams?
The players whose clubs held them back from success…
Had he left, he would have got that England cap.
The Ivorian is actually a good player, but got progressively worse as his time at Newcastle has dragged on. Six years too long...
Before you all have a heart attack; hear us out. For a player of Totti's talent to just have five major honours to his name is criminal. Yeah, fair play for hanging around and being Emperor of Rome yardy-yardy-ya, but could have achieved so much more.
Morten Gamst Pedersen
One of the best set-piece takers around on his day; quality in the Premier League during his heyday and should've jumped out of Ewood Park when playing out his skin.
Matt Le Tissier
Similar to Totti, hugely commendable for staying loyal. But, what a player, and was batting way, way below average when playing at the Dell.
Why oh why did the Premier League top scorer hang around the Toon for 10 years??!!
Will end up finishing in the top four here and there, and then get knocked out of the Champions League group stages. Far too good for Tottenham; second best 'keeper in the world.
It's going to be a football tragedy that the Frenchman could be playing football in the Championship. GET OUT NOW.
Convinced Arsenal were the problem with the walking wounded himself. Just look what happened with Danny Welbeck, and Jack Wilshere...
Virgil van Dijk
What a centre-back; Southampton could possibly stop him from becoming the best centre-half in the league.
Could have won the forever missing Premier League at Chelsea... just saying.