Tottenham fans are yet to see Pau Lopez, the Espanyol goalkeeper who joined on loan last summer, in action.
It’s likely the 22-year-old was signed on loan so that Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff could assess his ability in training. If all goes well, Spurs have the option of signing Lopez for £6.1 million.
But Spanish publication GOL reports Tottenham are trying to sign the Spaniard for as little as £2.6 million, drastically lower than the originally agreed fee.
Espanyol’s sporting director has had his say on the matter, claiming: “I know that Pau Lopez is happy, we do not hear from Tottenham. They know what they have to do, they have to pay seven million [Euros] and if [they do, Pau Lopez] will not be Espanyol’s player. The option will not be lowered.”
This does seem like a very Daniel Levy thing to do. But if Tottenham are serious about signing Pau Lopez, surely they will be willing to pay the extra £3.5 million required. Time will tell on this one.