Adrian Lopez has just two goals in 18 appearances over the past 18 months.
Madrid, Spain (SportsNetwork.com) -
Atletico Madrid forward Adrian Lopez has signed a new long-term contract with the club that runs until 2018.
The 25-year-old joined Atletico in 2011 after he was a part of Spain's Under-21 European Championship side.
And Adrian made a huge impact on Atletico in his first season, netting 19 goals in all competitions.
What now for Villas-Boas?
By Tim Keeble, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Andre Villas-Boas arrived in England in June 2011 with plenty of fanfare, but he leaves the country less than three years later with his tail between his legs having failed to live up to expectations at both Chelsea, and most recently, Tottenham.
Villas-Boas was hailed as one of the game's brightest young minds after guiding FC Porto to a treble-winning campaign in 2010-11, which included an unbeaten league season and a Europa League title, making the 33-year-old the youngest manager to ever win a European trophy.
Naturally Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich felt compelled to snap up the young Portuguese boss with an exorbitant fee of $20 million to activate his release clause from Porto, hoping that he was unearthing the next Jose Mourinho.