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Real Madrid star receives a telling-off from first-team coach during training



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Real Madrid are currently undergoing training in the United States, as part of their pre-season tour. They began the tour with a 3-2 win over AC Milan recently and are scheduled to take on Manchester United, Barcelona, and Juventus in the coming days.

The team have been going through rigorous sessions under the watch of manager Carlo Ancelotti and his coaching staff.

And, in a video released by MARCA, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin can be seen receiving a telling-off by first-team coach Luis Llopis during a training session.

Llopis is the goalkeeping coach of Real Madrid and one of Ancelotti’s most trusted men. The incident took place at the UCLA training centre, where Llopis scolded Lunin due to the execution of some exercises.

Lunin did not appreciate what was said and responded to the coach by throwing gestures, waving, and shaking his head. All the while, first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was watching from close quarters, while young homegrown custodians such as Fran Gonzalez and Diego Pineiro were also within earshot.

This entire ordeal left Lunin very frustrated, which led to the Ukrainian throwing his bib to the ground, in a rude and angry manner.

The heated discussion went on for five minutes before things eventually calmed down as Llopis put his hand on Lunin in a ‘protective gesture’.

Lunin was strongly linked with a move away from the club this summer, but the goalkeeper opted to remain at the Bernabeu. He started and played the entire 90 minutes against AC Milan last weekend, shipping in two goals.

Lunin’s current contract at Real Madrid expires in the summer of 2024, meaning he could be available on a free transfer next year.

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Real Madrid out-of-favour defender now unlikely to leave the club



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Real Madrid missed out on the signing of Leny Yoro after deciding not to match Manchester United’s offer for the 18-year-old defender.

With the French prodigy now on his way to the Premier League, Los Blancos are assessing their options before deciding whether to sign a new centre-back or not.

As things stand, the reigning champions of Spain and Europe seem to be leaning towards relying on their existing options rather than going into the market.

Jesus Vallejo unlikely to leave

As such, MARCA reports that the likelihood of Jesus Vallejo leaving the club have now significantly reduced.

Indeed, the 27-year-old out-of-favour defender now appears more and more likely to continue at Real Madrid beyond this summer.

Set to stay. (Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images)

Vallejo returned to the Santiago Bernabeu after finishing his loan stint at Granada during which he hardly played due to injury and fitness woes.

As such, reports suggested that Carlo Ancelotti & co. were not planning on counting on him next season, even though he was handed a new shirt number recently.

But with the Leny Yoro operation collapsing and Real Madrid not keen on recruiting anyone from the market at this point, the Spanish ace is now unlikely to leave the club.

With David Alaba still sidelined, Antonio Rudiger and Eder Militao will start the new season as the first-choice centre-back pairing and Vallejo will serve as the backup while Aurelien Tchouameni will also be an option.

Vallejo, for his part, wanted to stay put and see out his contract which expires in 2025. And, as things stand, it appears that the player will get his wish.

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