Breaking news – transfer zone: Real Madrid poach Diego Lopez as Casillas back-up
Breaking news from the transfer zone explains that Los Blancos have signed goalkeeper Diego Lopez from Sevilla.
Diego Lopez's performances will define whether Real Madrid's hurried signing is a good one.
On Friday night, Real Madrid got hit with the news about Iker Casillas' 12-week absence due to a hand injury. The Spanish giants have reacted to that in style by acquiring the services of 31-year-old shot stopper Diego Lopez.
It is reported that Lopez's signing from Andalusia-based club Sevilla to Real Madrid is worth 4 million euros. The contract will end in 2017, it is understood.
Diego Lopez was formerly at Real Madrid where he developed as a youngster and served as a back-up for Iker Casillas. Six years after quitting the Bernabeu for Villarreal then Sevilla, Lopez returns to the place where he once grew in the C and B teams.
He will be presented with difficult tests against Barcelona in the Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals and Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League Last 16.
Diego Lopez's signing should give Jose Mourinho better options in the absence of Casillas while Antonio Adan will be eager to compete for more starting XI call-ups.
Madrid are going through a tough period and this latest transfer news will surely increase the attention of the public on the struggling Blancos.
Jan 30, 201315:00
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