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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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Wednesday July 10 2019
Introducing Pau Lopez

Pau Lopez becomes the eighth most expensive ever shot-stopper, so Massimo Nuzzo outlines the strengths and weaknesses of Roma’s new sweeper-keeper.

It’s safe to say the main priority for new Roma director of sport Gianluca Petrachi was finding a goalkeeper to replace the disastrous Robin Olsen. Despite that failed experiment, the Giallorossi have again gone for a foreign shot-stopper with no Serie A experience in Real Betis ‘keeper Pau Lopez.

Not only are many fans not familiar with the 24-year-old, but he also becomes the most expensive goalkeeper ever signed by the club at around €28m and the eighth costliest in football history, on a par with Manuel Neuer.

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Monday July 8 2019
Pau Lopez arrives for Roma

Real Betis goalkeeper Pau Lopez has landed in Rome to complete his €30m transfer to the Giallorossi.

Lopez touched down at Rome Fiumicino airport at around 10:40 BST, having taken a flight from Barcelona.

“I’m happy to be here,” he told reporters upon his arrival in the Italian capital.

The 24-year-old will now undergo a medical, before signing his contract and being confirmed as a Roma player.

He will become the Lupi’s new No 1, replacing Robin Olsen, with the club agreeing a deal worth €30m.

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Sunday July 7 2019
Pau Lopez set for Roma medical

Real Betis goalkeeper Pau Lopez is expected to land in Italy tomorrow for his Roma medical after agreeing a deal worth at least €28m.

Multiple sources maintain a deal was struck today and the shot-stopper has booked his flight, landing at Fiumicino Airport at 11.30am local time on Monday.

He’ll then be driven to the Villa Stuart clinic for a medical before signing the five-year contract at the Trigoria ground.

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Sunday July 7 2019
Roma over €30m for Pau Lopez

Reports in Spain suggest Roma have agreed terms with Real Betis for goalkeeper Pau Lopez at a total cost of over €30m.

The Giallorossi identified him as the ideal replacement for Robin Olsen, who was bitterly disappointing last season.

Negotiations had stalled over the last couple of days and he was seen in pre-season training with the Spaniards.

According to the Diario de Sevilla newspaper, the two clubs have now worked out a deal that will end up being worth over €30m rather than the original €28m.

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Friday July 5 2019
Pau set for Roma medical

Real Betis goalkeeper Pau Lopez will undergo a medical on Monday ahead of his proposed transfer to Roma.

Calciomercato.com reported late last night that Roma had agreed a deal with Betis to sign Pau.

That has now been confirmed by Sky Sport Italia, which adds his medical is scheduled for Monday.

Once that is completed, the 24-year-old [pictured, right] should put pen to paper on a contract until 2024.

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Thursday July 4 2019
Roma agree Pau Lopez terms

Roma have reportedly struck a deal with Real Betis for goalkeeper Pau Lopez, worth €20m plus 50 per cent of Antonio Sanabria’s future fee.

According to Calciomercato.com, the two clubs have reached an agreement this evening.

Pau Lopez will come to the Stadio Olimpico for €20m in cash plus half of the fee when forward Sanabria is sold on.

That is believed to take the total cost of the operation to around €25m.

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Tuesday July 2 2019
Roma close on €18m Pau Lopez

Roma are reportedly close to finding their new goalkeeper, as talks with Real Betis continue for an €18m Pau Lopez deal.

According to El Confidencial, following reports from Sky Sport Italia, negotiations are progressing for the shot-stopper.

The 24-year-old already has one senior cap for Spain and only joined Betis as a free agent last summer.

He started his career at Espanyol and had a brief loan spell at Tottenham in 2016-17.

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