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30 July 2013

Latest signing Lopez on joining Huddersfield Town

Town’s latest summer recruit, Cristian Lopez Santamaria, has told that signing on the dotted line for the Club is a ‘dream come true’.

The 24 year-old, whose previous playing experience has come in his native Spain, has always dreamed of playing in England and has earned the chance after impressing during a nine day trial period, signing an initial one year contract at the Club pending international clearance. 

“My dream has always been to come to England, because I feel my style of play is really suited to English football in the way I attack and participate in the game,” former Real Madrid B striker Cristian told

“I’m really happy that the Club has shown the confidence in me to help me realise my dream. Now I want to repay that faith and confidence by doing the absolute best I can for the Club.

“I’m really happy with my first week here. All the management, coaching staff and the players have made me feel really welcome and I’ve enjoyed the work we have been doing. I’m looking forward to continuing that. I’ll keep working hard.”

Cristian’s previous appearances for the Club against Real Betis and Oldham Athletic – when he scored his first goal – gained a positive reaction from Town fans and Cristian admitted he was delighted by that.

He continued: “From my first game here against Real Betis, it really felt like the fans were behind me and that gave me a lift. Now I want to keep that going by playing as well as I can for the fans and show them what a good player I can be. I want to make them happy with my performances for the Club.”

Lopez faces stiff competition for a striking berth at the Club alongside the likes of James Vaughan, Martin Paterson and Jon Stead, but he explained he is up for the challenge.

“My first aim is to work as hard as I can day to day, just like all the other players. I’ll work every day and take everything as it comes, but my aim is to earn a place in the starting eleven and make sure I stay there by playing as well as I possibly can.”

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