Real Madrid won the Champions League, LaLiga, and the Supercup this season, but Florentino Perez is still keeping one eye on the future in an effort to make sure the Merengue club stays on top.
As such, he is prioritizing the purchase of young talent, and he is also working hard to keep established young talent in Madrid. Extensions for Vinicius Jr. and Rodrygo Goes should be forthcoming, and Real seem to already be close to extending center back Eder Militao.
But there are tough questions to be asked about the loanees, the Castilla players, and some of the younger backups. One player who may try to leave the club in the next few summer windows is backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin.
Real Madrid are open to loaning Andriy Lunin
According to a report from MARCA’s Jose Felix Diaz, Real Madrid are willing to loan Lunin out, but it does not sound like they will sell him.
And if they are to loan the Ukrainian standout, Real would only do so on two conditions.
Firstly, they do not want a repeat of his previous loans, such as the one to Real Valladolid. They do not want another Reinier situation. Madrid want to carefully look at the options and only loan Lunin to a team that will actually use him regularly. That, of course, is the young man’s wish in the first place and his whole reason for contemplating leaving the Merengues.
Secondly, Lunin’s contract runs out soon. Real Madrid do not want to lose him for free after loaning him, as his value would be even higher. Therefore, they reportedly want to renew Lunin in conjunction with a loan move.
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Though Andriy Lunin would be sold if he pushed for it, since Real do not stop players from leaving, it would make more sense for Real and Lunin to want a loan over a sale. Lunin’s transfer value will improve with a loan, and Lunin could still have value to the club. Meanwhile, Lunin just wants playing time. He does not seem ready to commit to leaving Madrid definitively as of right now.