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Lopez extends Brighton stay

David Lopez has ended speculation over his future after signing a new one-year contract with Brighton.

Last Updated: 29/07/13 at 14:52 Post Comment

David Lopez: Nine goals for Brighton last season

David Lopez: Nine goals for Brighton last season

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The midfielder had been linked with a move back to his native Spain after his previous deal expired at the end of last season.

But the 30-year-old has committed to the Seagulls for a further year under new manager Oscar Garcia.

A statement on Brighton's website read: "David was influential in the club's play-off charge last season - scoring nine times, including a stunning free-kick against Crystal Palace which was voted the goal of the season.

"The former Athletico Bilbao man's previous one-year deal expired at the end of last season but new head coach Oscar Garcia has handed David a new contract with the club."

Gus Poyet lured Lopez to the Amex on a free transfer in September last year, and he made 39 appearances in all competitions.

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