NEWS
Tuesday September 10 2019
Real Madrid headache over Andriy Lunin loan deal

Real Madrid face a headache over the season-long loan deal of goalkeeper Andriy Lunin at Real Valladolid, according to Marca.

The Ukrainian made just four La Liga appearances on loan at Leganes last campaign, but it had been thought he could be afforded more opportunities this season.

However, the shot-stopper has yet to play a minute for Valladolid across any of their first three league games - playing second fiddle to Jordi Masip.

The two clubs share a strong relationship at boardroom level with Valladolid headed by former Madrid striker Ronaldo Nazario, a close friend of his Los Blanos counterpart Florentino Perez.

Lunin joined Los Blancos last summer in an €8m deal from Zorya but was never likely to be involved in first-team action following the arrival of Thibaut Courtois to compete with Keylor Navas and Luca Zidane.

However, Navas and Zidane have now both departed Madrid - the former on a permanent basis - while the report adds that Lunin has been earmarked as the deputy for Courtois in Madrid next season.

Football Italia website