Liverpool’s Spanish Antonio Nunez looks set to finalise a move back to Spain this week. After just one season at Anfield he’s about to sign for Celta Vigo but he says he wasn’t a failure in English football.
Nunez scored a goal in Liverpool’s Carling Cup final defeat in Cardiff last season, and has a European Cup Winners medal after being in the squad for the Istanbul final. His Anfield career came about when he joined the Reds as part of the deal sending Michael Owen over to Real Madrid, but he was injured in training before he made an appearance for the Reds. His appearances were limited after that and he is looking forward to getting more games in back in Spain.
Speaking about the move, he said, "It’s good news because my only objective is to play. At Liverpool I had few opportunities and that isn’t good for a footballer. Rafa was clear with me and explained I wasn’t going to be in his plans for this coming season. In spite of my injuries I learned a lot at Liverpool and it’s an experience that will stay with me for ever. I don’t consider that I failed in the Premier League."
The departure of Nunez coincides with Rafa Benitez talking about his desire to bring a right-winger to the club by the end of the week. Who that right-winger is remains to be seen, but one of those targets, Luis Figo, will probably make his decision this week.