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Juventus ‘determined’ to sign 25-year-old Real Madrid star this summer – report

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Andriy Lunin has been one of the unsung heroes of the season gone by for Real Madrid. Having had to step up in the absence of Thibaut Courtois, the 25-year-old goalkeeper played his part in the successful campaign.

Impressed by his contributions, Los Blancos are eager to renew his contract and it has been suggested that a renewal until the summer of 2029 is close. Despite that, though, Lunin’s future at Real Madrid is not entirely secure.

That is because the Ukrainian international’s entourage is urging him to consider an exit, as he will now be demoted back to the second-choice position with Courtois returning as was the case for the UCL final.

Juventus interested

Amidst the speculation over his future, SPORT reports that Serie A heavyweights Juventus have taken an interest in signing Andriy Lunin from Real Madrid.

The Bianconeri are looking to secure a long-term replacement for Wojciech Szczesny in goal heading into the new season and Lunin has emerged as a target.

Lunin set for Italy switch? (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

In fact, the report states that the Italian giants are ‘determined’ to sign the 25-year-old Real Madrid shot-stopper.

Furthermore, Juventus believe that Real Madrid would facilitate Lunin’s exit in the summer owing to the professionalism he has shown during his time at the club.

Lunin to decide

Given the situation, the final decision is now up to Lunin. Real Madrid have made it clear that they intend to keep him around and have offered a new contract until 2029.

While the Ukrainian appeared set to sign it, things have changed since the UCL final when Courtois was preferred over him, sowing seeds of doubt in his mind.

Apart from Juventus, there have been suggestions that some other big clubs in Europe like PSG and Man City could be interested, although they appear to be off the mark.

Even then, Lunin must now decide whether he is happy to continue competing with Courtois at Real Madrid or move in search of a regular starting berth.

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Spain midfielder credits Real Madrid assistant manager for career success

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Spain’s European Championship campaign so far has been one filled with revelations. From young Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams on the wings to the ever-so-solid midfield, La Roja have impressed across the park and have taken the tournament by storm.

One such player who has played a critical role for the team despite not being in many pundits’ squad for the tournament is Fabian Ruiz. The PSG midfielder has been sensational for Luis de la Fuente’s men so far, scoring once and providing one assist in two games.

Despite not having any direct links with Real Madrid, the Spanish midfielder interestingly credits Davide Ancelotti for his success and AS brings the story.

A chapter in Naples

Fabian Ruiz may have never played for Los Blancos in his career so far, but he crossed paths with the Ancelottis in Naples a few years ago.

Ruiz signed for the Italian club from Real Betis in 2018 for a fee of €30 million. At the time, he was not known widely and was just seen as another routine Spanish midfielder aspiring to make it big.

As revealed by the player in a recent interview, however, it was Carlo Ancelotti’s son and Real Madrid assistant manager Davide Ancelotti who first saw the spark in him.

“Meeting him was a very important step in my career. From the beginning, he backed me, and it was not easy to pay what Napoli paid for me, a player who had not played much in La Liga with Betis.”

“If it weren’t for him, I wouldn’t be here. I have a very good relationship and friendship with him,” he added.

Fabian Ruiz credits Davide Ancelotti for his success. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)

A special eye

Ruiz’s comments on Davide Ancelotti only make it clearer as to why Carlo Ancelotti holds his son’s advice in high regard. It is, after all, a testament to the tactician’s keen eye for special talent.

As revealed earlier this year, it was the manager’s son who suggested Joselu’s substitution against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals when the team was on the brink of elimination.

What happened next was history as the veteran scored twice within minutes to turn the game around and send the Bavarians crashing out.

Davide has been rumoured to be interested in walking his own path soon as a specialist coach, but as it stands, will continue working under his father for at least one more year at Real Madrid.

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