Spain goalkeeper Lopez leaves Betis for Roma

Spain goalkeeper Lopez leaves Betis for Roma

(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 09, 2019 Spain's goalkeeper Pau Lopez attends a training session at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on the eve of the UEFA Euro 2020 group F qualifying football match between Spain and Sweden. - Spain international goalkeeper Pau Lopez has completed his move from Real Betis to Serie A giants Roma, the two clubs announced late on July 10, 2019. The 24-year-old has signed a five-year deal with Roma paying 23.5 million euros ($26.48 million). (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU / AFP)

Spain international goalkeeper Pau Lopez has completed his move from Real Betis to Serie A giants Roma, the two clubs announced late on Wednesday.

The 24-year-old has signed a five-year deal with Roma paying 23.5 million euros ($26.48 million).

“It is almost impossible to say no to a club like Roma. It represents a step forward in my career and I am ready to rise to this new challenge,” Lopez said in a video on the Roma website.

Lopez is Roma’s fourth signing of the summer after Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante and Leonardo Spinazzola, taking their spending to over 100 million euros.

He began his career at Espanyol, making 78 appearances before a year-long spell on loan at Tottenham where he failed to make any appearances for the first team. He joined Betis in 2018.

Lopez’s only full international appearance came as a 75th-minute substitute for Kepa Arrizabalaga in a friendly against Bosnia-Herzogovina last November. He conceded the only goal of the game three minutes after coming on.

 

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