Atletico extends Lopez’s contract until 2018

Atletico Madrid striker Adrian Lopez has agreed to a contract

extension until the end of the 2017-18 season.

The 25-year-old Lopez arrived at Atletico from Deportivo La

Coruna in 2011. He has helped the club win the Europa League in

2012 and the Copa del Rey last season.

Adrian has struggled to find playing time for the past two

seasons after the emergence of Diego Costa and the arrival of David

Villa last summer to replace Radamel Falcao.

Adrian says ”I am happy for the extension. Staying on at

Atletico was always my goal.”

Atletico is co-leader of the Spanish league with Barcelona.