Ancelotti reveals details about Lopez leaving


AC Milan recently signed former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez on a free transfer after the Spanish club decided to let the 32-year-old choose a club of this destination. Lopez was a former Real Madrid youth team product before going on to make his name at the likes of Villarreal and Sevilla. He returned to the Santiago Bernebeu in the 2013 season in order to act as a replacement for the injured Iker Casillas. His impressive form between the sticks made then manager Jose Mourinho make him as the first choice in the place of Casillas, who is considered as a club legend.
Even under Carlo Ancelotti last summer, Lopez continued to be the first choice for the Spanish club during the league campaign. Casillas was preferred as the main goalkeeper during the Champions League matches. Lopez may have failed to lead the club to league success, but he lifted the Champions League that also turned out to be the 10th European cup for the prestigious club. Despite all the positivity, Lopez surprised everyone by completing a free move to AC Milan in the summer. Ancelotti has spoken about the departure and he says that Lopez moved to the San Siro in search of stability.
Madrid have signed World Cup 2014 star Keylor Navas as his replacement. “In Madrid he was competing for a place with Casillas; he has decided to take on a new challenge, a different style of football in a different league. He’s a quality keeper, hard-working and dedicated. He wanted more stability which is why he left Madrid. I’m curious to see how he [Morata] gets on in Italy. I know him well and he needs to play regularly because he is still young," said Ancelotti. Casillas has been the preferred first choice at Madrid this season.