Diego Lopez posted a message on social media, thanking Milan ‘for giving me the opportunity to wear this glorious shirt’.
The contract of the Spaniard expires in 2018 but he left the Rossoneri on loan on the last day of the transfer market and will play the next season at Espanyol.
Lopez joined Milan in the summer of 2014 from Real Madrid and after a great debut season between the sticks but in his 2nd year he was carrying an injury and didn’t find a connection with Sinisa Mihajlovic and so he was replaced by Donnarumma. Despite having his place taken by a (brilliant) 16-year-old (now 17), Lopez remains grateful.
The 34-year-old went on Instagram to post this heartfelt message:
“Recently a new adventure started. I’m very happy but for me it will not be easy to forget those 2 years I spent in Milan. Two years in which my family and I lived unforgettable moments, like the birth of our beautiful [daughter] Bianca. Two years in which we had the good fortune to meet exceptional people, who – from day one – made us feel at home.
“Special thanks to all the people who work at Milanello and Casa Milan for their availability, their kindness and their professionalism; to my teammates, the coaching staff and medical staff from assisting me during my long injury; to Milan, the club, for giving me the opportunity to wear this glorious shirt. It was an honor for me!
“And I will never forget the affection of the Milan fans, the chants at San Siro and their incredible support, especially in difficult times. Thank you very much I will always be one of you!
With Lopez now out of the squad, Milan’s three goalkeepers are Donnarumma, Gabriel and Alessandro Plizzari, who according to Mediaset, despite being 16, could be called-up to the U19 squad soon.
Thanks for keeping us afloat in the 2014/15 season Diego
So underrated Diego is! He was a BEAST back in the 2014/2015 season!
He was a beast and still is. Hopefully he will have a great year and will show the world what he is capable off. Wish him the best!
Which you the best in your new adventure