Real Betis are close to reaching an agreement with Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez, who is out of contract this summer, say reports in Spain.
The 23-year-old has established himself as first choice shot-stopper at the RCDE Stadium this campaign, starting 19 of the club’s La Liga outings.
Diario AS report Los Verdiblancos vice president Lorenzo Serra Ferrer has been ‘working extensively’ to reach an agreement with the goalkeeper, who spent last season on loan at Tottenham.
Lopez, who formed part of Spain’s Under-21 squad in the European Championships last year, is seen as the long-term replacement for Antonio Adan at the Seville-based club.
Adan is out of contract with Betis in 2019 while backup goalkeeper Dani Gimenez, 35, is set to leave the club this summer when his contract expires.