Dani Lopez Player Profile
Debut: Crewe Alexandra (H, 2-2), 15/09/2012
With goals not exactly free-flowing at the start of the 2012-3 season, manager Gary Smith moved to secure additional striking options as the summer 2012 transfer window drew to its close. One of those brought in on a one-year deal with an option to extend the contract was Spanish marksman Dani Lopez.
It followed a successful trial for the 26-year-old Lopez, who opted to leave his native Spain for a new challenge in the UK. And the striker certainly came with a fair deal of promise after a career that had started at Atletico Madrid and also included Espanyol and Getafe.
With La Liga experience under his belt, Boro’ fans were hopeful that Lopez would become a huge hit in English football and have no troubles finding the back of the net. If he could replicate the success of former Atletico Madrid colleague Fernando Torres, it will be to Boro’s huge advantage.