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As Liverpool put the finishing touches on a deal that will bring Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas to Anfield, many supporters of the club will be wondering what to expect of the Galician.
Having pipped Swansea to his signature, Liverpool fans will be hoping he has a similar impact on the Premier League as Swans attacker Michu, the forward's former Celta team mate, who joined the Welsh club in relatively similar circumstances last summer.
So can the two really be compared? talkSPORT explore...
Like Michu, Iago Aspas has taken some time to find his peak form in Spain. At the age of 25, he is making his first major move following only one year in the Spanish top flight, just as the Swansea man did last summer from Rayo at the age of 26.
Though the lack of top flight experience makes such signings a relative gamble, the advantage is that teams like Liverpool and Swansea are signing a mature player at the height of his powers who is used to battling it out in unfavourable conditions.
Moreover, scoring a significant number of goals for a side battling relegation also suggests that if those qualities can be successfully imported into a team with a wider array of talent, then those figures can at least be matched or improved upon.
In Michu's case, 17 goals for Rayo were improved upon significantly the following year when he scored 22 for Swansea. Can Aspas do the same at Liverpool, however?
With 12 goals for Celta this season, Aspas hasn't quite matched Michu's 2011-12 Rayo form, but he did make less appearances, playing 36 games compared to Michu's 39. It is also worth remembering that the Rayo Vallecano side of 2011-12, who finished 15th in La Liga, was a better team overall than the Celta Vigo of 2012-13, who had to wait until the final game of the season to avoid relegation.
We can find a more accurate reflection of their similarities if we look at the goals they scored in more detail.
Notably, both players scored against teams of varying quality in the league, from top to bottom, both weak and strong.
For example, in 2011-12, Michu scored against Sporting, who were relegated that season, Athletic, who achieved a comfortable 10th place finish and, notably, Real Madrid. This season, meanwhile, Aspas has found the net against recently relegated Real Zaragoza, eighth-placed Rayo Vallecano and, again, Real Madrid.
Michu continued that form at Swansea, putting minnows to the sword one week, then scoring against big hitters like Arsenal the next. It looks like Aspas has a similar mentality, which will be useful at Anfield.
The modern forward has to do more than just score goals, however, and when it comes to creating goals for others, Michu was actually inferior to Aspas when comparing their campaigns in La Liga.
The Rayo man created three goals for his teammates in the 2011-12 La Liga campaign, with two assists against Osasuna and one against Valencia, while the Celta man created seven in the past season. That included two assists in two games against Champions League side Real Sociedad, and an assist against European battlers Sevilla.
If we argue that Michu's feat of scoring 17 goals from midfield for Rayo was more impressive than Aspas scoring 12 up front, then we also have to apply that logic in reverse and say that the Celta star's seven assists from a forward position are more impressive than Michu's three from midfield.
With players like Daniel Sturridge, Steven Gerrard and Philippe Coutinho - not to mention possibly Luis Suarez - to get on the end of his passes, Aspas could really indulge his creative side at Anfield, which is surely an attraction for Brendan Rodgers.
If we delve back further there is more encouragement to be found for Liverpool supporters. In the season prior to his year in La Liga with Rayo, Michu was with none other than Celta Vigo in the second division. That year, he only managed six goals in all games, which was miles away from the 22 goals Iago Aspas scored in his final year in the second division with Celta.
While Michu was clearly playing a different role from Aspas that placed less emphasis on scoring, it is also worth remembering that Aspas played several games on the wing in his 22-goal season with Celta.
What is clear when we compare those two seasons in the Spanish second division is that, against a similar quality of opposition, as part of a similar team, Aspas showed just as good a scorer's touch as Michu, if not a better one. If he can hit similar numbers with Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers will be a happy man.
Ultimately, there are a number of variables that will determine whether Aspas goes on to succeed with Liverpool, and to match the achievements of Michu he will have to produce his peak form.
There are some clear similarities between the players that should give Liverpool supporters hope, however, and the Celta man's habit of bringing his team mates into the game and creating goals for them will no doubt go down well at Anfield.
Aspas looks well placed to be the next successful Spanish import to the Premier League.