Pending official word from the clubs, Diego Lopez has joined Italian Serie A club AC Milan on a four year contract (until 2018). He will undergo a medical on Monday and then sign his contract to make things official. He is slated to earn 2.5 million euros in salaries, same as what he gets at Real Madrid.
The deal was made official after days of deliberations between clubs and then was given the green light after the player’s agent Garcia Quilon travelled to Milan earlier today.
Speaking of the deal, VP and CEO of AC Milan Adriano Galliani said, “Diego Lopez (deal) is 99% done”. On their part, Milan’s TV channel are making the due preparations as well.
Diego had joined Real Madrid after Iker had gotten injured in the league and then became Jose Mourinho and then Carlo Ancelotti’s preferred choice for the goalkeeping spot.
Last season Iker played the Champions League and Copa games while Diego played the league games. After the end of the season, things had become increasingly sour on the goalkeeping front and a decision had to be taken in the best interest of the locker room and even financially for the club. This paved the way for Diego to exit and Iker to stay, at least for now.
Arrival of Keylor Navas from Levante added to the pressure of one of the two needing to leave and with no concrete offers for Iker, Diego became the obvious choice.
Wishing Diego a good luck for his future from all Madridistas.