Report: Former Tottenham loanee Pau Lopez set to sign Betis deal

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.

Tottenham had been linked with re-signing goalkeeper on a 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.

Former Tottenham goalkeeper Pau Lopez is set to sign with Real Betis after rejecting the chance to sign with Espanyol, according to AS.

Lopez featured in our top 50 summer free agents list at number 13.

Lopez spent last season on loan at Tottenham but did not play a first team game.

He is a Spain under-21 international and has featured regularly for Espanyol this season.

Spurs rated him but were unwilling to meet Espanyol's asking price for the stopper last summer.

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.

It had appeared possible Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was considering a masterstroke, having declined the chance to pay up, he could have engineered a move for Lopez on a free transfer this summer.

Ex-Espanyol boss Sergio Gonzalez told Tutto Mercato Web earlier this year that he believed Lopez could make a return to Tottenham on a free.

This now appears to be off the table with a switch to Real Betis imminent. It is claimed he has agreed a contract until 2023.

Betis are currently five places higher in La Liga than Lopez's current side Espanyol.

Tottenham's back-up goalkeeping position still has an uncertain future, with second choice Michel Vorm's contract expiring at the end of this season.

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