La Liga midfielder joins Brisbane Roar

Former Celta Vigo midfielder Alex Lopez has signed for Brisbane Roar today, subject to completing a medical.

Most recently on the books of Sporting Gijon, the 30-year-old joins John Aloisi's side after a long and successful career in Spain.

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"Alex is a very technically-gifted player who will suit our high-tempo playing style. I am delighted he has chosen to sign for our club," Aloisi told Roar's official website.

"Having played at the highest level in Spain for many seasons, I am confident he will be a great addition to our midfield and our talented squad."

Lopez spent a significant portion of his career at La Liga side Celta Vigo but recently enjoyed loan stints at second-tier side Real Valladolid and English Championship outfit Sheffield Wednesday.

The midfielder is set to be unveiled at half time of Roar's pre-season contest against a Flight Centre Brisbane Premier League Select side on Saturday night (kick off 6.30pm AEST).

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