Real Madrid have never been a club to gift contract extensions to their players. Only hard work and good performances can assure a player of a secure future at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The most recent example includes that of Marcelo, who left the club after not receiving a renewal offer, and Marco Asensio, who seems set to depart the club in less than a year.
According to reports from MARCA, Los Blancos’ backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin has earned the club’s trust. Real Madrid are working on a contract extension to see him at the club for the foreseeable future.
Ancelotti’s side picked up the player from Zorya Luhansk in 2019 for a nominal fee of €11 million. The Ukrainian international signed a six-year deal with the Spanish side and committed his future until 2025.
His role in the team was largely restricted to the bench last season, but he made good use of the minutes he received. His performance against Cadiz, in particular, caught the attention of scouts across the globe.
On the night at Estadio Ramon de Carranza, Lunin made six saves, including five from inside the box. He also saved a penalty in the second half to rescue his team from a tricky situation.
With Thibaut Courtois only 30, Lunin could spend a few more seasons without much prominence.
Needless to say, clubs across the globe will look to use that point to lure him away from Madrid. At the same time, Los Blancos will not want to lose out on such a talented youngster.
Real Madrid forward set for talks with Arsenal this week – report
With less than six months left on his contract, Marco Asensio looks to be on his way out of Real Madrid very soon. The Spaniard has not yet started talks to extend his contract with the Spanish giants, which has garnered the eyes from several top clubs across Europe.
One of the clubs interested in his signature happens to be Premier League leaders Arsenal. Mikel Arteta is said to be a fan of the player, and will try to be bring him to North London on a free transfer this summer.
According to Mirror, Asensio’s agents will fly to London this week to get an a better understanding Arsenal’s interest in the player. Talks are scheduled with Arsenal, among possibly other clubs.
Asensio’s priority remains to extend with Arsenal, but not at ‘any cost’. The winger is looking for raise with his new contract to go along with a four-year deal. The report states that he currently earns around €130,000 per week at Madrid.
The 27-year-old has been waiting for an official offer from Los Blancos for a while, but the club will wait for March or April before taking a decision on his extension.
Asensio took a while to grow important for Carlo Ancelotti this season, but has been featuring regularly on the right-wing lately. He even scored in 2-0 win against Valencia in midweek, taking his tally to two for the season, excluding three assists as well.
Arsenal are definitely looking to add more firepower to their squad for next season, having already brought in Leandro Trossard in the winter. Asensio could serve as the perfect backup to Bukayo Saka, who has been in incredible form all season.