The news that Captain Iago Aspas will miss a month of action due to injury has rocked Celta Vigo.
In Celta’s 2-0 La Liga loss at Real Madrid last weekend, the 33-year-old striker was forced off and he now looks set for an extended spell with a thigh problem on the sidelines.
Aspas has always been present this season for Eduardo Coudet’s side, but as Marca reports, he will now miss up to six league games and Copa del Rey action.
Coudet will also be without Spanish international Nolito for the midweek Copa trip to Ibiza and next weekend’s league game at home to Villarreal.
Aspas will miss the mark of nine league goals in 17 games in 2020/21, with him and Nolito responsible this season for 13 of the club’s 22 league goals.
In their pair’s absence, Coudert will reshuffle his options, with Santi Mina shifting to a central position and Fran Beltran and Okay Yokuslu possibly returning to the starting XI.