Iago Aspas Turned Down China Mega Offer To Help Keep Celta Vigo In La Liga

Iago Aspas is best-known for taking the worst corner kick of all-time against Chelsea in 2014 but he's carving out much more meaningful legacy these days back in his native Spain.

After flopping big-time at Liverpool, he returned to Celta in 2015 and has scored 83 goals during his second spell. In the January window, the Spain international received a mega offer from the Chinese Super League and had the chance to make some serious cash.

But his love for Celta was strong. He declined the proposal and having recently returned from a lengthy lay-off, the 31-year old is single-handedly saving the sky blue outfit from relegation to the second tier of Spanish football once again.

Since coming back into the fold, he has five goals and two assists in three games against Villarreal, Huesca and Real Sociedad. With tears in his eyes, it's clear to see exactly what Celta means to him.

The club were in the relegation zone when he returned and now thanks to his incredible contributions, Fran Escribá's side are in 16th place with seven games remaining.

If they do avoid the drop then Aspas deserves the world. We're talking a statue outside the ground and keys to the city...

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