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Spurs will have to pay £13m to make problem-solving ace third summer signing

Spurs will need to trigger Pau Lopez’s €15m (£13m) release clause to snap him up, with Fichajes claiming Espanyol have no desire to sell their goalkeeper before the close of the transfer window.

The Lilywhites have been aligned with the 21-year-old stopper in recent weeks, with talk of a significantly lower offer doing the rounds.

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Lopez, who has impressed with the Barcelona-based club in recent times, is, however, highly valued by the La Liga side, and reports claim they are not willing to let him leave, unless his £13m release clause is triggered.

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Although such a sum is quite high for a player of such little experience, Spurs’ need for a new goalie has ramped up amid suggestions Hugo Lloris will miss a month of action through injury.

Lopez only made his senior debut for Espanyol in 2014 and has appeared once for Spain’s U-21s, while making a further appearance for the Catalonia team.

Article title: Spurs will have to pay £13m to make problem-solving ace third summer signing

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