Manchester City interested in signing 25-year-old Real Madrid player

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Manchester City and Real Madrid have been the two best teams in Europe in recent years. So, it should come as no surprise that the two have found themselves facing each other consistently in important Champions League games. Now, it looks like the English club have set their eyes on one of Los Blancos' best performers last season.

When Thibaut Courtois got injured before the 23/24 season even started, alarm bells were ringing around Real Madrid. The club ended up bringing in Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan from Chelsea.

Kepa did early on at the start of the season but an injury, albeit not a significant one, allowed Andriy Lunin to get a run in the team. He made the most of the opportunity and soon found himself as Carlo Ancelotti's number-one choice between the posts.

Lunin had a fantastic season. But when the big moments arrived and Courtois returned to fitness, the Belgian was handed his starting spot back. And that has led to question marks over the Ukrainian goalkeeper's future at Real Madrid.

Manchester City interested in signing 25-year-old Real Madrid player

It is pretty clear that Lunin is viewed as a backup option at Real Madrid, despite his impressive campaign. So, he might want to leave in search of first-team football, as was originally believed to be the case before he got his run as a starter. And it looks like there is not going to be any lack of top-level interest in the 25-year-old's signature.

As reported by Bernabeu Digital, Lunin is on the shortlist of goalkeepers that Manchester City are considering to cover the imminent departure of Ederson this summer. The Brazilian is believed to be on the verge of signing for Al-Nassr.

If the opportunity came for Lunin to join Manchester City this summer, one would expect him to consider it for sure. That might be a great next step for him. His departure would be a blow for Real Madrid though as he is arguably the best backup goalkeeper in the world right now and would start for most clubs around Europe.