Despite having the definition of a forgettable career at Liverpool FC, Spanish attacker Iago Aspas has joined a special group of players who will most likely never be forgotten because of how crap they were.
Aspas represents the type of 'flop' that even fans of the club he played for can enjoy a laugh at, as he cost the club relatively little money, although when you consider that he pretty much assisted Chelsea's second goal in the game that killed Liverpool's title hopes by taking the worst corner known to man, maybe not..
Either way, Spanish publication Marca have done a feature on Spanish players in England and their ability to grasp the English language, and their part on Iago Aspas is quite funny. While they explain that Fabregas and Juan Mata are fully fluent having embraced English from a young age, and Santi Cazorla is taking lessons with his son to improve, Aspas made no improvement whatsoever during his 12 months in England:
There are also those who have not managed to pass the A1 level. One of the most obvious cases is of Iago Aspas, obsessed with the word "yes" above all things, the only word he learned to pronounce fluently in his short stay in Liverpool.
12 months in England all he came away with was 'Yes'. He already knew 'No' because it's the same in Spanish, so that's a shocking effort from the lad.
Perhaps he foresaw his Liverpool career and decided to dump the English phrasebook in the bin, or perhaps he just couldn't be arsed learning a new language, like the vast majority of those Spanish students you see on public transport around Dublin in the Summer months.
Xabi Alonso has set the standard, and he may have set it too high, the wonderful man that he is.