Barnet are interested in making a permanent move for Stevenage striker Dani Lopez

Times Series: Dani Lopez in action for Stevenage against Leyton Orient. Picture: Action Images Dani Lopez in action for Stevenage against Leyton Orient. Picture: Action Images

Barnet assistant manager Ulrich Landvreugd says the Bees are interested in signing striker Dani Lopez on a permanent deal.

The Spaniard re-joined Barnet on loan for three months from Stevenage in October but suffered a shoulder injury just four matches into his second spell with the Bees.

He has remained with Barnet however and is set to return to action ahead of the busy festive period.

Last week Stevenage manager Graham Westley confirmed Lopez would be allowed to leave the club in January and Landvreugd was asked on Saturday if that meant the Bees would make a move.

He said: “You never know in football. To be fair we could only use him for two weeks before he got injured but we’re trying to get him back quickly so he is available for a very busy month.

“We will have to see what is possible after that but we like him, the Barnet fans like him and Dani likes being at Barnet.

“If something can be done we would of course like to keep him here because he is a quality player.”

Westley says Lopez doesn’t have a future at Stevenage and is happy for the striker to leave the club in January.

Speaking to the The Advertiser, he said: “I’ve made no secret of the fact that (Marcus) Haber and Lopez will leave the club.

“From my point of view, whether they are at the end of the contracts, I am happy to let them go sooner rather than later.

“Both of those situations are what they are. I want them to go which is why they are out. They would not be out if I did not want them to go.

“I don’t believe in putting a lad out to get games, to get fit. I believe in putting a lad out who I don’t see having a future at the football club. That’s where they’re both at.”

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