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Real Madrid prefer to loan young goalkeeper in La Liga, have one condition on the deal

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When Real Madrid took on Cadiz in the penultimate matchday of La Liga, Andriy Lunin announced himself to the world. The 23-year-old backup goalkeeper recieved just his second start of the campaign but produced a performance even the best in the business would be proud of.

In 90 minutes at the Estadio Ramon de Carranza, he made six saves including five from inside the box. Moreover, he saved a vital penalty from Alvaro Negredo to keep the score on the night to 1-1.

According to reports from MARCA, Carlo Ancelotti’s side will only let Lunin leave on loan if they are guaranteed by the other club that he will receive regular minutes.

They will study his situation in depth before taking any decision. It is also reported that the club prefer sending him to a La Liga side.

Last month, it was reported that Real Madrid were eyeing David Ospina of Napoli as a possible replacement in the event of Lunin’s exit. It now, however, appears that the club view their backup shotstopper as a prospect and want him to develop.

Lunin arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu in 2018 and has hardly played ever since. He spent loan spells at Leganes, Real Valladolid and Real Oviedo before returning in 2020.

After a season in the shadows under Zinedine Zidane, the Ukrainian finally saw a little prominence under Carlo Ancelotti in the recently concluded season. Nevertheless, it will be impossible for him to become a regular starter for the side as long as Thibaut Courtois is around.

His search for minutes could see him opt for a change of scenery in the current transfer window, though no official bid has been made for the goalkeeper yet.

He has two years left on his contract, and nothing has been said yet about a contract renewal. However, the club wish that the player puts pen to paper before leaving on loan in June.

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Real Madrid to choose between Ancelotti’s trusted lieutenant and Bayern Munich speedster

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Journalist Jose Felix Diaz has reported via MARCA that there is a growing thought within Real Madrid that the team can only accommodate one of Ferland Mendy or Alphonso Davies

Over the past few weeks, Mendy has not put a foot wrong and has rightly earned the accolades of his teammates, the coaching staff and his teammates.

At the same time, though, the prospect of signing Davies is exciting the Real Madrid fans and although the Canadian would indeed bring joy, the team from the Spanish capital is beginning to worry about certain things.

Mendy wants to stay

It is to be noted that the reason why Madrid decided to go for Davies was because Mendy, who has a contract until 2025, did not agree to the earlier contract proposal.

Mendy has managed his career strategically and now, he is seeking a renewal that he previously avoided.

The French defender has made it clear that he plans to stay at Real Madrid as he feels content and respected both on and off the field. Manager Carlo Ancelotti trusts him greatly and wants to keep him.

Ferland Mendy wants to stay at Real Madrid. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Real Madrid recognize that Davies could be a smart acquisition, but they also value Mendy’s versatility and skill.

The financial aspects of a possible transfer will depend on how both full-backs are evaluated in the upcoming Madrid vs Bayern Champions League tie.

Ferland Mendy vs Alphonso Davies vs others

Real Madrid face a decision about their left-back position, as there may not be room for both Mendy and Davies. This is why they feel having both players may not be the best choice.

On the other hand, Fran Garcia is also involved in this situation. He started the season strong but has played less recently.

 However, he has performed well and is content to wait for opportunities, as he still has four years left on his contract. While he wants to play more, he remains patient.

Lastly, the fourth player in the mix is Miguel Gutierrez, currently at Girona, for whom Real Madrid have an €8 million buyback option which could be triggered. Even if it is done, he is likely to be transferred.

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