Andriy Lunin speaks out on Real Madrid future

Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin today provided an insight into his future in Spain’s capital.

The name of shot-stopper Lunin has of course taken its place front and centre in the headlines at the Santiago Bernabéu across the season to date.

This comes with the Ukrainian having been thrown into an unexpectedly prominent role in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad.

After Thibaut Courtois was struck down by an ACL tear in pre-season, the powers that be at Real Madrid moved swiftly to secure his replacement, in the form of Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The former Athletic Club standout, brought in on loan from Premier League giants Chelsea, was, initially, expected to take on no.1 duties for the duration of the season.

Owing to an untimely injury, alongside a string of shaky displays, however, Kepa has since failed to manage as much.

Instead, the 29-year-old has fallen behind the aforementioned Lunin in the pecking order between the posts under boss Ancelotti.

Afforded the chance to prove his talents in a pressure cooker environment, Ukrainian international Lunin has done precisely that, looking a more than capable stand-in for the sidelined Courtois.

Such endeavours on the part of the 24-year-old have given rise to mounting calls across the Real Madrid fanbase, for Lunin to rewarded by way of a new contract.

This comes ahead of the expiration of his current terms in the summer of 2025.

And, drawn on as much during an interview with El Chiringuito TV on Thursday, the former Zorya Luhansk talent did not hesitate in confirming his desire to stay put:

“My contract? I have a contract until 2025, but I don’t know what will happen, but of course I want to stay.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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