Crystal Palace and Newcastle United each wish to signal former Tottenham star Pau Lopez, however the goalkeeper is not eager on returning to England.
Lopez spent final season on mortgage at Spurs, however didn’t make a single look for the primary workforce. The 23-year-old returned to Espanyol in the summertime, and since his return he has had 20 outings for the membership, retaining six clear sheets. However the participant’s contract is because of expire in the course of the summer season.
The Spaniard has been linked with a transfer to Juventus and Manchester Metropolis throughout this switch window. Tottenham have additionally been rumoured to be plotting a transfer for his or her former participant, after passing on shopping for him completely in the summertime.
However Crystal Palace and Newcastle are the most recent golf equipment to be linked with the Espanyol goalkeeper. In keeping with Sport (through Sport Witness), each golf equipment wish to ‘finalise the signing’ of the younger Spaniard.
Nonetheless, he’s apparently not eager on a return to English soccer and has knocked again each golf equipment’ efforts to signal him. Napoli is one other membership considering signing Lopez, however he has put that on maintain too as he’s to see whether or not he can lengthen his contract together with his present workforce.
However Espanyol have reportedly already misplaced endurance with the goalkeeper in there makes an attempt to increase his present deal and have publicly acknowledged that there will probably be no extra approaches from them.
It’s extremely a lot right down to Lopez and his agent to get talks going once more, and it is believed that they’ll comeback with a counter-offer. But when that does not work, the Spaniard will search for a brand new membership.
Newcastle face an away-tie within the FA Cup fourth spherical in opposition to Chelsea on Sunday, whereas Crystal Palace’s subsequent fixture will probably be within the Premier League on Tuesday in opposition to West Ham on the London Stadium.