Report: Pau Lopez wanted by PSV Eindhoven in free transfer

Pau Lopez of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at The Lamex Stadium on February 20, 2017 in Stevenage, England.

The Espanyol stopper spent last season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur, before transfer fell apart.

Pau Lopez of Spain U21 during the international friendly match between Italy U21 and Spain U21 at Olimpico Stadium on March 27, 2017 in Rome, Italy.

One of the stranger transfer deals of last season was Tottenham Hotspur’s acquisition of goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

The Spaniard was signed on loan from Espanyol last summer. Mauricio Pochettino was a fan of his from his time managing the Barcelona club and decided to bring him in until the end of the season.

Diario La Grada reported that Spurs had a £6 million buy-clause they in the loan agreement. But the Guardian soon reported that the Premier League runners-up only went on to launch a bid of £1.75 million for the player, who ultimately remained at Espanyol.

Pau Lopez of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland at The Lamex Stadium on February 20, 2017 in Stevenage, England.

His move was always something of a teaser anyway, considering Spurs already had Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm at their disposal.

Since then, Lopez has been in good form back at his parent club and such form is now seeing him linked with a potential move to the Netherlands next summer.

De Telegraaf is reporting that PSV Eindhoven have Lopez top of their list when it comes to deciding a future stopper at the Philips Stadion. Current incumbent Jeroen Zoet is believed to be on his way at the end of the season and the former Spurs loanee has been earmarked as the perfect replacement.

Goalkeeper, Jeroen Zoet of PSV in action during the Eredivisie match between Ajax Amsterdam and PSV Eindhoven held at Amsterdam Arena on December 18, 2016 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Goalkeeper, Jeroen Zoet of PSV in action 

He is available on a Bosman deal in the summer, so PSV will be getting him on the cheap, which is another bonus to the cause.

As for Spurs, it seems Lopez will forever be a rather forgettable part of their 2016-17 campaign. The club now have an equally trusted Pochettino favourite in Paolo Gazzaniga as their third-choice stopper and a need for Lopez no longer seems apparent.

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