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Diego López signs at Villarreal

Published: Tuesday 26 June 2007, 14.03CET
Villarreal CF have added another new recruit to their rearguard in the shape of Real Madrid CF reserve goalkeeper Diego López for a reported €6m fee.

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Published: Tuesday 26 June 2007, 14.03CET

Diego López signs at Villarreal

Villarreal CF have added another new recruit to their rearguard in the shape of Real Madrid CF reserve goalkeeper Diego López for a reported €6m fee.

Villarreal CF have added another new recruit to their rearguard in the shape of Real Madrid CF reserve goalkeeper Diego López for a reported €6m fee.

Chances limited
The 25-year-old has been Iker Casillas's understudy at the Santiago Bernabéu for the past two seasons since being promoted from the capital club's B team. First-team opportunities have been few and far between with only four Copa del Rey games and one run-out in the UEFA Champions League group stage to show for the 2006/07 campaign. Diego López's two Primera División appearances for Madrid both came in the 2005/06 season but he will hope for more opportunities at UEFA Cup contenders Villarreal, who have also signed defenders Joan Capdevila and Roberto Ayala.

Last updated: 26/06/07 14.59CET

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