Celta coach has told Lopez he is free to leave.
Celta Vigo coach Eduardo Berizzo
Sheffield Wednesday fans were left disappointed at the end of last season, as the Owls lost the play-off final to Hull City at Wembley.
Of course it was still a very impressive campaign from the club under manager Carlos Carvalhal – it just had a sad ending.
Craig Conway sent off for this challenge on Alex Lopez
One of the key players in their good form was loanee Alex Lopez.
The Spaniard, who was on loan at the club from Celta Vigo, played 27 times for the club and really came to the fore near the end of the season – winning the club’s April Player of the Month award.
But his loan deal ended and he has since returned to Celta.
However, it seems Wednesday could bring him back if they so wish.
Sheffield Wednesday's Alex Lopez
Reports in Spain are suggesting Celta have informed Lopez he is now free to leave the club – including one from local Atlantico. They carry quotes from Berizzo which state that Lopez's position in the team 'is covered'.
Eduardo Berizzo, the Celta manager, has reportedly told him there is no room for another central midfielder and that he is transfer listed.
Speaking about his future in May, Lopez made it clear in an interview with Goal that he intended to move back to Celta and become a more regular member of the first-team.
With that now seemingly not an option, perhaps Wednesday should move to bring him back to Yorkshire this summer.