‘Champions League standout’ Lunin ‘agrees’ to stay until 2029

Real Madrid re-signs Andriy Lunin, 25, to a new contract.

On June 13 (KST), Spain’s ‘Relevo’ reported that “Lunin has agreed to renew his contract with Real Madrid until June 2029. The contract extension, which comes with a significant salary increase, will reward Lunin for his good performances,” the newspaper reported.

“The club is very pleased with the level of performance he has shown. He has agreed to compete with Thibaut Courtois for a starting spot and is aiming to start the Champions League final at Wembley.”

Lunin is a Ukrainian goalkeeper. He came up through the Dnipro youth ranks and played for Zorya Luhansk before joining Real in the summer of 2018. He had a number of clubs chasing him, but he rejected all of them in favor of a move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Since then, he has gone out on loan to gain experience. He played for Leganes, Real Valladolid, and Real Oviedo before breaking into the Real first 토토사이트 team squad in the 2020-21 season. Until last season, he was a strict backup and received limited playing time.

Then this season came his chance. Courtois tore his anterior cruciate ligament before the season and, after returning to team training in late February, suffered a torn meniscus in his right knee during training in March. The gloves were initially handed to Kepa Arisavala, but Lunin has been in goal since November. And he has shined. In 30 official appearances, Lunin has kept 28 clean sheets. He’s also kept 12 clean sheets, most notably in the Champions League quarterfinal second leg against Manchester City, where he made eight saves to take the game to penalties, saving kicks from Bernardo Silva and Mateo Kovacic to punch his ticket to the last four. He also made a brilliant save in the quarterfinal against Bayern Munich to send the team to Wembley Stadium. Lunin’s original contract ran until June 2025, and he will now stay with the club until June 2029. With both Courtois and Lunin on board, Real will not have to worry about goalkeeping. The Champions League final will take place at Wembley Stadium next month at 4 a.m., with Real and Dortmund battling for the big prize.

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