Roma Sign Goalkeeper Lopez From Betis

Roma have announced the signing of Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Real Betis, for a fee of €23.5 million (£21m/$26m).

The 24-year-old made 35 appearances for Betis last season after they had signed him on a free transfer from Espanyol. He played 78 times for the Catalan club, having joined them in 2014.

The one-cap Spain international has signed a five-year deal with Giallorossi, and will compete with Sweden international Robin Olsen for the No. 1 jersey in the Italian capital.

He was welcomed to Roma by the club’s Sporting Director Gianluca Petrarchi, who has been busy since taking over the role on July 1.

Lopez is the fourth signing the club have made since then. The shot-stopper joins Amadou Diawara, Bryan Cristante and Leonardo Spinazzola as new members of Paulo Fonseca’s side.

The fee for the Spaniard raises Roma’s spending this summer to over €100m.

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