Tottenham have announced their second deadline day signing. Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez has arrived on a season-long loan.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2016
At just 21-years-old, Lopez has made 48 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s former club Espanyol.
The Spaniard has represented his country at under-21 level and was called up to the senior squad earlier this year.
Although Lopez has only signed a loan deal, Spurs are reportedly keen on securing the player’s long term future. A permanent transfer could happen at the end of the season.
The arrival of Lopez gave goalkeeper Luke McGee the opportunity to leave the club. He and midfielder Nathan Oduwa have joined League One side Peterborough on loan.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Tottenham’s latest signing.
@SpursOfficial Might as well give us the league right now.
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) August 31, 2016
Lopez signing not glamorous but if he impresses, he could replace Vorm in 12 months time. Experienced number 3 useful.
— Nikhil Saglani (@Nikhil_Saglani) August 31, 2016
#thfc Vorm said after Saturday's game that he doesn't expect Lopez's arrival to affect his position at the club.
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) August 31, 2016
Pau Lopez made the third most saves from outside of the box (40) in La Liga last season, so there is that
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) August 31, 2016
Come on .. the blokes really called Paul Opez. They're just trying to dress the shop window
— Richard Cracknell (@MrCracknell) August 31, 2016
Profiles more as the next Joel Robles than the next David de Gea, I'd venture. But good to freshen up GK department https://t.co/6SGtt5S29U
— The Spurs Report (@spurs_report) August 31, 2016
96 – No goalkeeper 21 or younger made more saves than Pau López (96) in the big five European leagues last season. Depth.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 31, 2016
Pau Lopez will appear in the league cup vs Gillingham and then never been seen again.
— Lilywhite Rose (@lilywhite_rose) August 31, 2016