Lopo agrees Depor extension

Deportivo La Coruna have announced that defender Alberto Lopo has agreed a conditional contract extension until 2017.

The 35-year-old still had a year left on his deal, but the Galicians have decided to reward him for helping the side avoid relegation on the final day of last season.

Although the details of the conditions remain unknown, it is widely expected that Lopo must fulfil a fixed number of appearances to activate the renewal.

The former Espanyol and Getafe stopper scored vital goals in the 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao and 2-0 win against Levante towards the end of 2014-15.

However, he came under fire for comments suggesting Barcelona “loosened up” in Depor’s 2-2 draw at Camp Nou, which ultimately kept them up.

Lopo is currently serving his second spell at Riazor, having previously represented the club between 2006 and 2011.

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