Liverpool striker Iago Aspas has let it be known that he will leave Anfield this summer after deciding to make his season long loan at Sevilla permanent.

The former Celta Vigo front man had a difficult first season at Anfield while trying to compete with Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge for a place in Brendan Rodgers team before being sent out on loan to La Liga side Sevilla last summer.

The 27-year-old appears to have found his shooting boots once more scoring 15 league goals for Sevilla leading him to believe they will want to sign him from Liverpool at the end of the season.

“I came here on a loan deal with an obligatory option to buy,” said Aspas.

“I am a Sevilla player for next season. I will sit down and talk to the club in the coming days, or when the season ends, but it is an open secret that everyone knew.

“The transfer [fee] is to be paid this summer. I am very happy at Sevilla, they received me with open arms, and I hope to keep paying them back for many years.

“I did not have the playing time (with Liverpool) that I wanted which is why I made the move here to Sevilla.

“I am going to stay here for some years at Sevilla but I do have unfinished business as I felt I could bring much more things to the team, if I had been given more playing time.

“I think that if I’d been at Liverpool this year I would have played a lot more games, with Sturridge’s injury and Suarez not being there.”