It’s time for unveilings at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and today was Andriy Lunin’s turn after seeing Odriozola and Vinicius in the recent days. The new Real Madrid goalkeeper comes from Zorya Luhansk, a Ukrainian club where he had the chance to shine and show his quality. Now he arrives to Madrid with the intention to learn and fight to obtain some minutes in one of the toughest role in football.
However, it looks very unlikely that Lunin could have the opportunity to play many minutes with Real Madrid this season. The goalkeeper would leave the club on loan to gain some experience in Europe because he is only 19 years old. With Keylor Navas and, presumably, Thibaut Courtois in front of him, there is not much space for him. Neither for Kiko Casilla, who will also leave the club.
Lunin spoke for the very first time as Real Madrid player at Santiago Bernabéu stadium with Florentino Pérez next to him. The footballer read the statement in Spanish: “Thanks everybody at Real Madrid and especially Florentino for giving me the chance to compete in the best club in the world. I´m happy to train with the best and I also want to thank my family because thanks to them I´m also here”.
Lunin continued explaining how he felt in his first days: “My compromise is to give everything from the hope to grow up and put my effort to continue being the best. I identify myself with this club values, like hard work, pace and I want to give back this feeling to the supporters and the club. Thanks and Hala Madrid”, the player finished.
Finally, the player went to the press room and spoke about the hard competition he has to face at Real Madrid: “They are two very strong goalkeepers and right now Keylor is in the team and I am happy to be able to train next to him”, Lunin said about Keylor Navas and Thibaut Courtois.