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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 retain total confidence in Carlo Ancelotti despite derby disaster – report



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Sunday night was a disappointing one for Real Madrid as they succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in the Madrid derby at the Civitas Metropolitano.

The Merengues suffered their first defeat of the 2023/24 season as former striker Alvaro Morata scored a brace for the Rojiblancos while Antoine Griezmann was also on target.

Real Madrid might be feeling aggrieved by some of the calls made by the referee on the night but they were just not good enough to secure all three points at the Metropolitano.

Real Madrid retain full confidence in Ancelotti

Despite the disappointing performance and outcome, Real Madrid retain their full and total confidence in manager Carlo Ancelotti, reports Jose Felix Diaz (via RM4Arab).

There had been question marks about the team selection made by the manager for the derby against Atletico Madrid.

After all, the Italian opted to bench Joselu from the starting XI to bring in Luka Modric and shift the tactics.

Aurelien Tchouameni was also left out despite being one of the team’s strongest performers this season with Toni Kroos being preferred.

The Real Madrid hierarchy wishes for the manager to trust the next-gen midfield for the big games but Ancelotti’s selection indicated that he is still not ready to do so.

Despite there being some differences, the board retains full confidence in Ancelotti.

Ancelotti accepts blame for defeat

It was a disappointing performance from Real Madrid in their biggest test of the 2023/24 season so far and speaking after the match, manager Ancelotti accepted the blame for the outcome.

“Maybe I could have done it better. It’s pretty clear. When the team doesn’t do what it has to do, it’s my responsibility. It’s my fault,” Ancelotti said.

With the game done and dusted, Real Madrid now turn their focus towards producing a strong comeback when they face Las Palmas later this week.

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