·3 June 2022
·3 June 2022
When Real Madrid took on Cadiz in the penultimate matchday of La Liga, Andriy Lunin announced himself to the world. The 23-year-old backup goalkeeper recieved just his second start of the campaign but produced a performance even the best in the business would be proud of.
In 90 minutes at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza, he made six saves including five from inside the box. Moreover, he saved a vital penalty from Alvaro Negredo to keep the score on the night to 1-1.
According to reports from MARCA, Carlo Ancelotti’s side will only let Lunin leave on loan if they are guaranteed by the other club that he will receive regular minutes.
They will study his situation in depth before taking any decision. It is also reported that the club prefer sending him to a La Liga side.
Last month, it was reported that Real Madrid were eyeing David Ospina of Napoli as a possible replacement in the event of Lunin’s exit. It now, however, appears that the club view their backup shotstopper as a prospect and want him to develop.
After a season in the shadows under Zinedine Zidane, the Ukrainian finally saw a little prominence under Carlo Ancelotti in the recently concluded season. Nevertheless, it will be impossible for him to become a regular starter for the side as long as Thibaut Courtois is around.
His search for minutes could see him opt for a change of scenery in the current transfer window, though no official bid has been made for the goalkeeper yet.
He has two years left on his contract, and nothing has been said yet about a contract renewal. However, the club wish that the player puts pen to paper before leaving on loan in June.
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