West Ham and Newcastle wait in the wings as Roma slash Pau Lopez asking price
AS Roma have reportedly lowered their asking price for Pau Lopez, with Premier League clubs West Ham United and Newcastle United ready to act.
According to a report from Calciomercato, the Serie A club are considering life without the 25-year-old and are contemplating cashing in on the stopper.
Lopez, only with the club since last summer, has been a regular between the sticks for I Giallorossi, making 35 appearances in all competitions.
Supposedly, the Hammers and the Magpies have enquired about Lopez, who previously had a short spell with Tottenham Hotspur but never appeared for the first-team.
Roma could now take €30 million/£27 million according to the report, having previously valued him at around €40 million/£36 million (Estadio Deportivo via Football Italia).
West Ham and Newcastle currently both have established number ones in Lukasz Fabianski and Martin Dubravka respectively.
TBR’s View – West Ham more in need?
Fabianski has been a brilliant signing for the Hammers, but it is difficult to ignore the fact he is now 35.
He’s been largely brilliant for the Irons, but he probably doesn’t have too much time left as a number one goalkeeper.
Should he head to London, Lopez would theoretically have an easier time becoming the club’s number one, with Karl Darlow pushing Dubravka up at St. James’ Park.
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