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Top Goalkeeper Chooses Como: How Cesc Fábregas Sealed the Deal

Marshall Munetsi of Reims #15 celebrates his goal with teammates while Marseille goalkeeper Pau Lopez and Chancel Mbemba of Marseille are dejected during the French championship Ligue 1 football match between Stade de Reims and Olympique de Marseille on May 15, 2024 at Auguste Delaune stadium in Reims, France
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Pau López is nearing a move from Olympique Marseille to Como. The deal is a loan with an obligation to buy, with Cesc Fábregas playing a key role in the negotiations. Despite other clubs’ interest, López has chosen Como.

  • Pau López is set to join Como on a loan deal with an obligation to buy.
  • Cesc Fábregas played a pivotal role in facilitating the transfer.
  • Despite interest from other clubs, López preferred the move to Como.

Pau López: A Prominent Goalkeeper

Pau López, born on December 13, 1994, in Girona, Spain, has been a consistent presence in top European leagues. Standing at 1.89 meters, López is known for his shot-stopping abilities and command of the penalty area. His professional journey includes stints at RCD Espanyol, Tottenham Hotspur (on loan), Real Betis, AS Roma, and most recently, Olympique Marseille. During his time at Marseille, López made 66 appearances and played a crucial role in the team’s defensive setup.

López’s career highlights include:

  • 78 appearances for RCD Espanyol.
  • 62 appearances for AS Roma with a €23.50m transfer fee.
  • 33 appearances in the 2023/2024 Ligue 1 season for Marseille.

Now, López is reportedly close to joining Como on a loan deal with an obligation to buy. Despite interest from other clubs, he preferred the move to Como, with Cesc Fábregas playing a pivotal role in facilitating this transfer.


Cesc Fábregas: The Key Influence

Cesc Fábregas, born on May 4, 1987, in Arenys de Mar, Spain, is renowned for his vision, passing accuracy, and ability to control the tempo of the game. Fábregas has had an illustrious career with notable achievements at clubs like Arsenal, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, and AS Monaco. He has won numerous titles, including the Premier League, La Liga, and the FA Cup, and represented Spain in international competitions, winning the FIFA World Cup in 2010 and the UEFA European Championship in 2008 and 2012.

Currently playing for Como, Fábregas has significantly influenced Pau López’s decision to join the club. His experience and reputation were pivotal in convincing López to make the move.

Key career highlights of Fábregas include:

  • 212 appearances and 35 goals for Arsenal.
  • 96 appearances and 28 goals for FC Barcelona.
  • 138 appearances and 15 goals for Chelsea.

Recent Transfer Activities

The football transfer market has been bustling with activity. In addition to Pau López’s imminent move to Como, other notable transfers include:

  • Youcef Atal’s Potential Move to Olympique de Marseille: A versatile right-back, Atal is on the verge of joining Marseille, enhancing their defensive options. Read more
  • Gabriel Moscardo Joins PSG: PSG has secured Gabriel Moscardo in a €22 million deal, solidifying their squad without a loan back to his former club. Read more

These transfers highlight the dynamic nature of the football transfer market and the strategic moves clubs are making to strengthen their squads.

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