Returning to Espanyol after a season on the bench and in the stands at Tottenham, Pau Lopez will not be returning to Wembley this summer, nor will he be going anywhere else.
Speaking to AS about the rumours surrounding his future, the 22-year-old made it clear he would be staying in Spain for the foreseeable future, which means at least until next summer.
Describing the La Liga side as his ‘home’, Lopez also discussed his time in London under Mauricio Pochettino, and explained that despite the hardships, he’s happy to have done it.
He said: “I was out of my comfort zone and that helps you grow on a personal level. You get to know a new league and a new way of training. I was in a team with incredible players and a manager who I’m very grateful towards for the experience they were able to give me.”
Despite having the possibility to sign the goalkeeper at the end of his loan, Tottenham were seemingly reluctant to pay the full agreed price for Lopez, with Espanyol eventually calling it a day when they saw they weren’t getting anywhere.
Never making a first-team appearance for Spurs, the Spain U21 international made 7 appearances in Premier League 2 with the club’s reserves, conceding eight goals and keeping three clean sheets.