Betis capture full-back Lopez

Real Betis have confirmed the signing of former Villarreal

full-back Angel Lopez on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old left the Yellow Submarine following their

relegation in the summer and has been without a club ever


He passed his medical with the Seville club earlier today and

subsequently posted a picture on Twitter of himself signing his


The picture was accompanied by the words:

“Excited to get to a big club! I’m looking forward to it. Mucho


Angel, who won five senior caps for Spain in 2006 and 2007,

missed much of last season with a torn cruciate ligament but his

new club confirmed:

“Angel arrives in optimum fitness, offering very satisfactory

data in the medical examination.”

He has played over 200 games in the Primera Division during his

career and can operate in either full-back position or as a holding