The Real Madrid star admits he was close to leaving the club in the summer

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For several seasons now, Andriy Lunin has been the reserve goalkeeper of Real Madrid. First he was second choice behind Thibaut Courtois and now behind Kepa Arrizabalagas, who joined the club in the summer as a replacement for the Belgian after a serious knee injury.

Lunin looked likely to leave Real Madrid in the summer, with manager Carlo Ancelotti reportedly keen to accept his departure after being unconvinced by his performances. However, he ultimately remained part of the team.

Lunin, speaking to El Chiringuito, has revealed that he was considering leaving Real Madrid in order to play regularly elsewhere.

“At the end of last season I was thinking about leaving. It’s normal when you don’t play, but Real Madrid has always been a dream since I was young. You don’t want to leave, but you always want to play, you train to play, you want to feel the emotions of the matches”, said Lunin first.

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“We’ll see, now I’m focused on training. There were offers from other clubs, but I didn’t talk to them, there was nothing serious,” concluded the Ukrainian.

Lunin’s contract with Real Madrid expires at the end of this season and with Kepa keen to stay and Courtois set to return from injury at the start of the 2024-25 season, it would be no surprise if he left in direction of another team.

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