posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 12:11 PM
Lazio have completed the capture of Barcelona defender Oscar Lopez on a season-long loan.
Lopez had slipped out of Frank Rijkaard's plans at Camp Nou following the summer arrivals of Silvinho, Edmilson and Juliano Belletti.
He had been training with the B team for the past few weeks but has now clinched a switch to Serie A.
The 24-year-old is likely to be the first of many new recruits for the Biancoceleste and he will add versatility to coach Domenico Caso's back-line.
Though Lopez will spend the campaign on loan at Stadio Olimpico, there is no option for Lazio to purchase the Spaniard.