Who could replace Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid?

Real Madrid must now decide whether to sign a new goalkeeper after Thibaut Courtois ruptured his ACL on Thursday morning or rely on second-choice shot-stopper Andriy Lunin for the rest of the season.

Marca report that two possible options for Carlo Ancelotti’s side are Spanish goalkeepers Kepa Arrizabalaga and David de Gea.

Kepa has competition at Chelsea after the signing of fellow Spain international Robert Sánchez from Brighton, while De Gea is a free agent after leaving Manchester United.

De Gea was on Madrid’s radar before the arrival of Courtois, but a well-known fax issue prevented him from moving to the Bernabéu at the time.

Keylor Navas and David Soria are two other names that are being linked with a move to Madrid.

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Courtois, 31, is one of the best players in the world in his position, and covering his loss will be a tough task for any goalkeeper.

The Belgian has been a mainstay for Los Blancos in recent seasons and is now set to miss the majority of the 2023-24 season.

Is Lunin the man or will Madrid go and spend more this summer to cover the loss between the sticks?

With just 24 hours before the new La Liga season gets underway, Madrid will have to act quickly if they are to replace the former Atlético Madrid goalkeeper.

Kieran Quaile | GSFN

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