Secret deal: Ukraine goalkeeper made a surprise move to Real Madrid
Five years ago, Ukraine's goalkeeper Andrii Lunin extended his contract with Real Madrid, which was not announced to the public. Currently, the 24-year-old native of Krasnodon's agreement with the Spanish giants is valid until the summer of 2025, not until 2024, as stated in the press.
This information was published by the Spanish television program El Chiringuito TV on its page on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter. According to journalist Marcos Benito, after his loan to Leganes in the 2018/19 season, Real Madrid offered Lunin a contract extension for another season, to which the Ukrainian agreed.
Now this may stand in the way of our compatriot's move to another team. After the injury of the main goalkeeper of the "Royal Club" Thibaut Courtois, Andrii expected to take his place, but head coach Carlo Ancelotti decided to take Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan from Chelsea.
Moreover, Spanish journalists claim that Real Madrid intends to buy the player's contract from the English, which means that Lunin will become the team's third goalkeeper. It will be recalled that the Ukrainian joined the "royal club" in the summer of 2018. During this time, he played only 24 matches for the first team in all competitions, conceding 23 goals.
As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Ukraine's winger Mykhailo Mudryk had one of his best matches for Chelsea, earning a penalty for his team in the match against Brighton.