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Friday March 9 2018
Report: Pau Lopez agrees Betis move

Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez has rejected offers from Juventus and Tottenham to agree to join Real Betis, say reports in the Spanish press.

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, but is out of contract in June.

Indeed, the shot-stopper has only disappeared from the starting line-up in recent weeks – replaced by Diego Lopez – due to his commitment to join Los Verdiblancos this summer.

A report in ABC de Sevilla confirms that a deal has been agreed for Lopez to sign a five-year deal at Betis and that he rejected late advances from Juve and Spurs, where he would not automatically be first-choice.

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.

Football Italia website