Big Sam likes look of Lopo
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
<EM>Skysports.com</EM> can reveal that Bolton on the trail of Espanyol's Albert Lopo.Skysports.com can reveal that Bolton Wanderers are hot on the trail of Espanyol's highly-rated defender Albert Lopo.
The Trotters are understood to have watched Lopo a number of times over the last few months and are believed to have been very impressed.
Lopo has been instrumental in Espanyol's defensive improvement this season and they are currently going very well in seventh place in La Liga.
Only last week Espanyol boss Miguel Angel Lotina highlighted the need for the club to secure the 25-year-old on a long-term deal.
Lopo - who was a target of Real Madrid and Manchester United a few seasons ago - is out of contract next year.
The player's agent Tente Sanchez - talking exclusively to skysports.com - admitted his charge is attracting interest because he is doing well.
"Officially there is no news on the subject," said Sanchez.
"It is certain that Lopo is playing excellently this season. So it is normal that other clubs are following him."
The player himself is concentrating on trying to get Espanyol into Europe.
"My objective is to work with Espanyol and try and fight for a place in European competition," said Lopo.