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Thursday November 14 2019
Pau Lopez: 'Roma a step up for me'

Pau Lopez said Roma represented a “step up” in his career and it was worth taking a pay cut, even if he is being worked hard by his new coach Paulo Fonseca. 

The 24-year-old goalkeeper is currently on international duty with Spain, but said the €23m move from Real Betis to Roma has presented him with a tougher daily routine at the training ground.

“Perhaps we train harder in Italy,” he told AS about his new life in the Italian capital. “In Rome I have a Portuguese coach, Paulo Fonseca, who works hard.”

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Friday October 4 2019
Milan: Spain leave out Suso

Spain have called up Pau Lopez, Luis Alberto and Fabian Ruiz for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers but left out Milan attacker Suso.

Lopez, Fabian and Luis Alberto have been rewarded for their strong starts to the season, the latter earning a recall after five assists in just seven games for Lazio.

However, Suso is omitted after a meagre return of no goals and just the one assist, having struggled in his new position of Milan No 10.

Elsewhere, former Napoli defender Raul Albiol is included after helping Villarreal to three wins in their last four matches.

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Wednesday September 25 2019
Pau Lopez: 'Maintain Roma momentum'

Pau Lopez urges Roma to “keep the momentum going” against Atalanta this evening, as they seek a fourth straight win in all competition.

It kicks off at 18.00 UK time (17.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“I’m happy with the save I made against Bologna, but that is my job. It was too important that we got the win and now we must keep that momentum going, because Roma deserve to be up there,” the goalkeeper told Roma TV.

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Friday August 30 2019
Spain call up Serie A trio

Pau Lopez, Fabian Ruiz and Suso have all been called up for Spain’s upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Pau joined Roma from Real Betis earlier in the summer and completes a goalkeeping department with David de Gea and Pau Lopez.

Fabian is among as many as eight central midfielders in the squad, whereas Suso is only one of four wide options alongside Rodrigo, Pablo Sarabia and Mikel Oyarzabal.

However, there are no places for Napoli winger Jose Callejon or Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto.

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Thursday July 18 2019
Fonseca: 'Can see Roma signs'

Roma Coach Paulo Fonseca can “already see signs of what we want to do as a team” after the 12-0 victory over Pro Calcio Tor Sapienza.

The Giallorossi’s first friendly outing of the summer saw the 4-2-3-1 formation used with attack-minded full-backs, Davide Santon in central defence and goalkeeper Pau Lopez acting as a sweeper-keeper.

Diego Perotti converted a penalty before Schick scored with a delightful back-heel flick on Rick Karsdorp’s assist.

Leonardo Spinazzola, Spinozzi and Schick again rounded out the scoreline.

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Friday July 12 2019
Fenerbahce ask for Olsen

Fenerbahce are the favourites to sign Roma goalkeeper Robin Olsen, as the Giallorossi want at least €6m for the Swede.

His debut Serie A season was disappointing and saw him drop behind veteran Antonio Mirante in the final few months.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, there are precious few genuine offers on the table for Olsen.

The only real interest has been shown by Fenerbahce and a firm bid is expected over the next few days.

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Friday July 12 2019
Pau Lopez 'took pay cut for Roma'

Pau Lopez had offers from Barcelona and the Premier League, assured his agent, but the goalkeeper took a pay cut to push through the Roma move.

He completed the transfer this week from Real Betis for €23.5m plus bonuses and half of Antonio Sanabria’s contract.

“Barcelona called me, and so did three Premier League clubs who wanted to focus on him, but he chose Roma,” agent Albert Botines told the Corriere dello Sport.

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Thursday July 11 2019
Pau Lopez: Won't let Roma down

Pau Lopez has vowed to ‘give everything’ for Roma and is ‘ready’ for the challenge that awaits him. 

Lopez completed his €23.5m transfer from Real Betis on Wednesday, and the goalkeeper could hardly contain his excitement at turning Giallorosso.

“Joining Roma is another step up for me,” the 24-year-old told Roma TV. 

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Wednesday July 10 2019
Pau Lopez: 'Can't say no to Roma'

Pau Lopez claims it is “basically impossible to say no to a club like Roma and this is a big step forward in my career” after completing the transfer from Real Betis.

The goalkeeper signed on until June 2024 for an official fee of €23.5m, but there will also be the remaining 50 per cent of Antonio Sanabria’s contract and some bonuses, taking the total cost to around €28m.

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Wednesday July 10 2019
Official: Roma purchase Pau Lopez

Roma have officially purchased goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Real Betis for €23.5m plus bonuses, taking the total figure closer to €28m.

“Real Betis Balompié and AS Roma have reached an agreement for the transfer of the player Pau López to the club from Italy,” read a statement.

“The Club effusively thanks Pau López for his services and wishes him all the best in the future.”

A statement from Roma noted the cost of the operation was €23.5m and he signed a contract to June 2024.

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