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Tottenham could complete summer deal for 23-year-old Spaniard according to his former boss

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Tottenham Hotspur could re-sign Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez just a matter of months after he left the North London club, according to his former boss Sergio Gonzalez. The 23-year-old spent the 2016/17 season on loan at White Hart Lane as Spurs’ third choice keeper behind Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm but failed to make an appearance.

The Spaniard returned to Espanyol at the end of his loan spell in the summer and has since gone from strength to strength in La Liga.

Now the first-choice goalkeeper at the Spanish side, Pau looks likely to move on come the end of the season, having not extended his stay with the club. He has been a regular for his La Liga club Espanyol this season, appearing 19 times already and conceding just 22 goals.

Serie A duo Juventus and Napoli are reportedly weighing up moves for the goalkeeper, as per Calciomercato.

Lopez’s solid performances between the sticks have clearly caught the eye of Tottenham, who could be poised to make a bid to bring the former Spanish under-21 international back to London on a permanent basis.

Fformer Espanyol manager Sergio Gonzalez has hinted that the 23-year-old could return to Spurs in the summer.

“Without a doubt, Pau has a great future ahead of him, whether he is at Espanyol, in Italy or again at Tottenham, I wish him the best decision for his career,” Gonzalez told Tuttomercato web.

”Pau has to do what he feels inside…certainly going abroad does not intimidate him, as he showed during the loan, despite the fact he has never played.

”The Premier League experience was fundamental, Lopez grew up again and Spurs goalkeeping coach Toni Jimenez gave him valuable advice.”

With Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff watching Pau in action during Espanyol’s draw with Athletic Bilbao at the weekend, it has only further amplified the talks of the club making a move for the goalkeeper. Given Michel Vorm is out of contract at the end of the season and is looking for a fresh adventure, a move for Pau could well happen.

But as Hugo Lloris is undoubtedly Spurs’ first choice goalkeeper, it is hard to see a scenario of Lopez getting a chance at our club.

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