Diego López, at 40 years old, is currently one of the most experienced goalkeepers in the First Division. Going through Real Madrid, Villarreal or Sevilla FC, the Galician goalkeeper ends his contract this June with RCD Espanyol after six seasons wearing the perica jacket. The decision by both parties has been to not continue with his services, with which the club already has Diego’s substitute: Alvaro Fernandez, as reported by Diario AS. The Huesca goalkeeper is positioned as a firm candidate to replace the significant drop in the Espanyol goal.

Álvaro Fernández has a contract with SD Huesca until 2024, so if the parakeet team wants to sign him, they will have to pay money. Diario AS points out that the transfer figures would be higher than two million euros or that, otherwise, RCD Espanyol will try to take over the goal through a transfer, with a mandatory purchase option.

Experience and youth under the sticks

The current Huesca goalkeeper, 24 years old and raised in the Osasuna quarry, is on loan in the Premier League (Brentford). The transfer ends in this month of June, and the Riojan will head to the Aragonese city. The goalkeeper has already played in the First Division with SD Huesca, the year in which the Huesca were relegated to the second category of Spanish football. He has currently played 12 Premier games, added to the 23 in LaLiga with Huesca and Osasuna. However, Espanyol will have to compete with Monaco (a team he went to after leaving Pamplona) to get the signing of Álvaro Fernández.


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