Londoners To Take Advantage Of £14.5m Striker Release Clause?

By on September 10, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Arsenal and Tottenham are linked with Adrian Lopez.

Adrian Lopez

Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez is stalling over signing a new contract amid reported interest from Arsenal and Tottenham, according to the Metro.

The striker had an excellent season last campaign as his 11 goals in 18 games helped Atletico win the Europa League.

This fine form not only earned him a call-up to the senior Spanish squad but it also attracted interest from several top European clubs, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Barcelona all interested in signing him this summer.

Atletico managed to persuad Lopez to remain with the club after promising him he would be rewarded with a bumper new contract. While fresh terms have now been offered, the 24-year-old remains undecided on whether to commit his future to the club and he is yet to put pen-to-paper on the new deal.

Madrid are happy to wait as the player still has three years to run on his existing deal, but while the new deal remains unsigned, Lopez could still be bought if a club trigger his £14.5m release clause.

The longer this goes on the more vulnerable Atletico are to losing the striker in January, with Arsenal and Tottenham still monitoring his situation.

Read more Arsenal transfer news | Spurs transfer news

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10 Comments

  1. niko

    September 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    It seems Wenger will become more and more attracted to spanish players after the arrival of Cazorla.

  2. stanley

    September 10, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Wenger has to buy great talents.

  3. stanley

    September 10, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Greatly feared and pacy strikers of falcao’s kind will make arsenal’s front line complete.

  4. Fred Gunner

    September 10, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Arsenal shud hav bought Falcao 3 seasons ago. for me i think dat guy is a predator. in a team lyk Arsenal he wud score 35 or even in a season. He is better dan rvp.

  5. Hansley

    September 11, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Its a wait and see coz wenger is king of disappointments

  6. Lawrence

    September 11, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Lopez is a good player arsenal could need but can wenger compit with the like of totenham and barca

  7. Ezeh freeman

    September 11, 2012 at 8:39 am

    If wenger shuld sell bendtner nd denilson by january transfer,he shuld use d money 2 get lopez i tink d bizness is not a bad one

  8. Ezeh freeman

    September 11, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Wenger is a great coach nd he needs a great players’yes’ i tink lopez is a great player

  9. LEKAN OJUDUN

    September 11, 2012 at 10:42 am

    WELL WE NO THAT LOPEZ IS A GOOD PLAYER BUT WHAT ABUOT THOSE ONE AT THE CLUB B4.LET HAVE A GUD RESIN B4 BUYING A PLAYER.BCS WENGER WE SPEND BIG MONEY ON THE PLAYER THAT WE NO DELIVER 4 HIM IN THE NXT SEASON.LOPEZ IS ONE OF BIG STRIKER IN EUROP,LET KEEP WAITING 4 WHOM TO COME IN AT JNRY.

  10. Destiny black

    September 12, 2012 at 7:45 am

    He is far more beta dan dat gerioud let c nd wait 4 his signature in january

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