The goalkeeper market is still important during the summer mercatos, it still is this summer. The LOSC notably saw Mike Maignan signing in favor of AC Milan and Gianluigi Donnarumma, following this arrival, will normally land at Paris Saint-Germain. As for AS Monaco, Alexander Nübel is expected. But there is another French club looking for a goalkeeper during this transfer window. With the end of Yohann Pelé’s contract, who will be leaving, Olympique de Marseille wants to recruit a number 1 bis to compete with Steve Mandanda next season.
A few days ago, the Italian press affirmed that the leaders of Marseille were thinking of the Spanish goalkeeper Pau Lopez, at AS Roma since July 2019. With the probable arrival of Rui Patricio, the 26-year-old goalkeeper risks being pushed towards the exit and OM could give it a try. Unfortunately for the Olympian team, there may be competition, and a big one.
Barça took some information.
In today’s edition, Mundo Deportivo makes a big point on the transfer window of FC Barcelona. Because in the post of goalkeeper, Marc-André ter Stegen is unwavering but the Brazilian Neto could look elsewhere in the coming months. And while youngster Iñaki Peña might do the trick, the Blaugranas would love another goalkeeper. Suddenly, Barça digs a few tracks and one of them leads to Pau Lopez!
The Catalan publication claims that there is no real progress but that the Catalan leaders have requested information from its agent Albert Botines. Above all, FC Barcelona knows Pau Lopez well, trained with rival Espanyol and left definitively in 2018 for Betis Sevilla. So will FC Barcelona overtake OM in this case? Response in the coming weeks.