Espanyol have officially announced the signing of Napoli midfielder David Lopez.
The Spaniard had originally agreed terms to return to his old club and even flew out for a medical, but the move fell apart.
The Partenopei then tried to do a deal with Real Betis, but that too collapsed and talk were re-opened with Espanyol.
“David López Silva is the eighth signing of Espanyol’s first team for the season 2016-17,” a statement on the Liga club’s website confirmed.
“The Catalan midfielder returns home after leaving two years ago for Napoli.
“RCD Espanyol have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player in the last hours. The Catalan player, who has already passed the medical examination, has signed for the next four seasons up to June 2020 with the possibility of a fifth season contract extension.
“The presentation of the player will be this Monday at 1pm in the Auditorium of the RCDE Stadium, with access restricted to media accredited by the club media department.”