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Real Madrid ace expected to continue at club next season with renewal plans on track

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Journalist Jorge Picon has confirmed that Andriy Lunin’s recent performances have more or less assured his continuity at Real Madrid.

At the moment, everything related to his contract is on track and there is optimism that despite earlier hesitations, he wants to stay at the club for many years.

Lunin’s progress this season has been commendable, to say the very least. Only a few months ago, the Ukrainian was expected to depart but fast forward to the date and he is now a cult hero, having played a heroic role in the recent quarter-final against Manchester City.

Lunin earned his place

After Real Madrid had lost Thibaut Courtois to injury, the team from the Spanish capital was quick to rope in Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan for the rest of the season.

Things looked pretty bleak for the Ukrainian as his Spanish counterpart enjoyed a run in the starting XI.

Andriy Lunin is expected to renew his contract with Real Madrid. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

But after Kepa was forced out due to untimely injury, Lunin stayed calm and made the first-team place his own. He began putting in impressive performances and even after Kepa returned, he remained on the field.

Lunin’s contract renewal is on the card

In the upcoming weeks, Lunin’s fate will be settled, and all signs point towards one outcome: a contract renewal. 

Once uncertain about staying with the team or leaving, the player now has a clear desire to remain for years to come, according to those familiar with his intentions.

This sentiment is reciprocated by the leadership at the club, who have always supported him. Consequently, as the sporting situation settles, news regarding the contract renewal is expected to surface soon and everything appears to be progressing smoothly in that regard.

Meanwhile, the recovery of Courtois from his recent surgery raises questions about his future role. 

The coaching staff eagerly anticipates his return, even appreciating his participation in the recent match in its entirety. 

However, they did not anticipate Lunin emerging as a hero in Courtois’ absence. While it may be too soon for Courtois to return for the semi-finals, Ancelotti and his team are confident in Lunin’s abilities as a reliable substitute.

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Real Madrid captain drops future hint – ‘Sometimes circumstances aren’t right to be a one-club man’

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Real Madrid are just days away from their highly anticipated Champions League final showdown against Borussia Dortmund.

Once the final has been played, planning for the summer transfer window will be in full swing, with the topic of arrivals and departures likely to be discussed.

One of the players facing an uncertain future is Nacho Fernandez. The Real Madrid captain has yet to disclose his future ambitions, despite nearing the end of his contract.

Nacho opens up about future

While he previously claimed that he had already made his decision, a shift in tone can be observed now, with Nacho asserting that he will soon sit with the club and his family to evaluate the best course of action

For now, the 34-year-old remains focused on the Champions League final and does not wish to draw any unnecessary attention.

“Future? The focus is on the final now. After that, I will sit with the club, Ancelotti and my family and I’ll decide what’s the best thing for me,” he told El Chiringuito.

On his way out? (Photo by Yasser Bakhsh/Getty Images)

Fernandez acknowledges the fans’ support

Additionally, the veteran centre-back claimed that he does need a grand farewell to know how much the Madrid faithful appreciate him.

“That love the fans have for Toni is the same they have for me. I don’t need a farewell to know the fans love me,” he reflected.

Nacho has devoted his entire career to Real Madrid, rising through the ranks from the youth academy and spending over two decades with the Merengues.

However, he has alluded to the possibility of perhaps donning the colours of a different jersey.

“Sometimes the circumstances are not right to be a ‘one club man’,” he cryptically claimed.

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