Tottenham make offer for Pau Lopez, want permanent deal

Tottenham Hotspur have made an approach to sign Espanyol goalkeeper Paul Lopez on a permanent deal after the Spaniard made a positive impression while on loan last season, according to The Guardian.

Spurs are expected to be busy this summer and the potential addition of the 22-year-old stopper could well be the first deal of the transfer window.

Lopez did not play for the Tottenham first-team while on loan at White Hart Lane but put in a number of assured performances in the reserve ranks.

The goalkeeper is believed to have been a popular figure in the dressing room, while Mauricio Pochettino likes the player on and off the pitch.

The Spurs boss gave Lopez his first opportunity in senior football during the pair’s mutual time at Espanyol, with the pair potentially set to be reunited at the Premier League club.

Tottenham fans could get a chance to see more of Lopez later this month, with the goalkeeper part of the Spain squad for the Euro 2017 under-21 tournament in Poland.

The report suggests that Daniel Levy is trying to drive a hard bargain to land the 22-year-old, with the opening offer from Spurs €2 million (£1.75m), with another €2 million offered in potential add-ons.

It also states Espanyol would get a percentage of the sell-on fee if they agree to offload Lopez to Tottenham.

The Spaniard would be in competition with Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm should he end up back in North London.