Diego Lopez will be the new #1 for Madrid in what has been a bizarre season for them. There’s more action going on between the sticks at Madrid this season than we have seen in a very long time. After almost enjoying a decade on the first team goal keeping spot Iker Casillas was benched by Jose Mourinho where the season started to crumble down miserably for the Glacticos.
Last season and many seasons there were whole periods when we wondered how Iker dealt with the boredom in the Real Madrid goalmouth. But this season there’s been so much action at the back, we dare not look away for fear of missing anything. Of course it is about the chaotic situation between the Madrid posts.
First Casillas gets benched, Adan comes in, Adan gets sent off, Casillas comes back in, gets injured and then ? Diego Lopez comes back. Yes Real Madrid have confirmed the signature of former Real Madrid goal keeper Diego Lopez from Sevilla as a replacement for Casillas.
A statement on the club`s official website read:
“Real Madrid C.F. and Sevilla F.C. have reached an agreement for the transfer of Diego Lopez, who will stay with the club until the end of the 2016/17 season.”
Diego Lopez, a Real Madrid youth academy product who made 2 first team appearances before moving on to Villarreal. The capital club swooped in for the goalie after learning their captain was expected to be sidelined for at least 8 weeks after fracturing a bone in his left hand. Lopez will be a part of the club until the 2016/2017 season.