Real Madrid presents Lopez as new goalkeeper

Posted at Jan 29 2013 12:32 PM | Updated as of Jan 29 2013 08:32 PM

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MANILA, Philippines – Real Madrid has officially presented its new , who will cover for injured goalkeeper and captain Iker Casillas.

Lopez, who came up through Madrid’s youth system, was swiftly signed on Friday since Casillas will be out for up to 12 weeks following surgery on his left hand.

Lopez, who joined Sevilla last season, will be valued for his Champions League and international experience, having been a member of the Spain squad on a number of occasions.

Madrid said Lopez’s contract runs through the 2016-2017 season. -- Mornings @ ANC, January 29, 2013