Official: Madrid sign Lunin

Real Madrid have officially signed young goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk in a deal reportedly rising to €12.5m.

A statement on Madrid’s official website confirms Lunin has put pen to paper on a six-year contract.

Reports suggest Los Blancos have paid €8.5m up front, with €4m to follow in the way of bonuses.

However, the 19-year-old is not expected to command a first-team place just yet as Marca notes his arrival does not affect their negotiations for Roma shot-stopper Alisson.

Consequently, Lunin could go straight into Madrid’s Castilla team or be loaned out.

Despite his tender age, the Ukrainian already has two full seasons with Dnipro and Zorya under his belt, playing with the latter in the Europa League last season.

He also has two senior caps for his country and had been linked with several top European sides, including Napoli, Inter and Arsenal.

Lunin is the second foreign teenager to join the European champions this summer after Brazilian attacker Rodrygo from Santos.

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