Pau Lopez
Lopez poised to become Tottenham's third summer signing. Getty


  • 22-year-old Espanyol goalkeeper has reportedly agreed personal terms.
  • Georges-Kevin Nkoudou remains the balance.

Mauricio Pochettino says Tottenham Hotspur could make as many as three more signings before the transfer window closes, with the club edging closer to completing a deal for Espanyol goalkeeper Pau Lopez.

The north London side wrapped up deals for midfielder Victor Wanyama and striker Vincent Janssen before the start of the new Premier League season but efforts are still being made to add to the squad.

Their move for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou looked on the verge of completion not too long ago but reported attempts from Spurs to renegotiate the fee for the player have seen the deal stall. However, The Evening Standard now claim that the move is back on.

Tottenham are also edging closer to a move for 21-year-old goalkeeper Lopez. According to Catalan-based daily Sport, the Premier League side and Espanyol have reached a verbal agreement which will see Spurs pay €600,000 (£517,000, $680,000) for an initial loan deal, with the option to buy for €7m (£6.04m, $7.9m) at the end of the season.

But there could also be a third player in the pipeline.

"I am very happy [with Tottenham's transfer activity this summer]. I know this is difficult in this crazy business that today is football," Pochettino told a press conference ahead of Tottenham's weekend clash with Crystal Palace.

"We try [to bring more players in]. We hope to sign one, two or three players – or maybe no-one. It depends on many things that will happen. We will try to find some players to sign."

Tottenham's interest in signing Lopez predates the injury Hugo Lloris suffered on the opening day of the season against Everton. Sport claim the Spaniard is fully aware his role at the club will be as a back-up, but is confident a move to White Hart Lane will greatly boost his development.