There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding the future of Andriy Lunin at Real Madrid, report Relevo.
The Ukrainian goalkeeper is struggling to get into Los Blancos’ starting lineup ahead of Thibaut Courtois and he is interested in exploring the option of departing the club.
However, even though Ajax were interested in securing his services this January, he chose to remain at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu until at least the end of the season. In an interview he expressed his frustration, but also his willingness to fight for his place:
“I’ve been here working for three years. Suffering too, waiting. Working and training. But I do everything for something, not to leave. The idea is to stay.”
Lunin, whose contract is set to expire in June 2024, is expected to sit down with Real Madrid’s board in the summer to discuss his future.
According to a source close to the player, Los Blancos are keen to keep him, but will also understand if he wants to leave:
“He has great mental strength. If he decides that he wants to leave in search of minutes, the doors will be open for him, although Madrid’s intention is to continue to keep control of him, either through a loan or by keeping a percentage of his rights.”
Lunin stood between the sticks when Real Madrid won the first El Clásico of the season in the autumn.
GSFN | Tom Cserép