Real Madrid new signing Lunin delighted with move

first_imgReal Madrid have officially unveiled the signing of teenage goalkeeper Andriy Lunin in a reported €8.5m deal from Ukranian side ZoryaLife in the post-Cristiano Ronaldo era continues for Los Blancos this summer with Lunin becoming the second young player to be unveiled by the European champions in the space of just three days following 18-year-old Vinicius Junior’s arrival from Flamengo on Friday.For the services of Lunin, Real managed to fend off interest from Liverpool to secure the 19-year-old shot-stopper and he is expected to be the club’s new third choice goalkeeper for the season ahead.Lunin is a highly-rated youth prospect with over 50 first team appearances at club level to his name and he has already made his international debut for Ukraine.“Thanks to everyone in Madrid and especially to Florentino for giving me the opportunity to compete at the best club in the world,” said Lunin, according to Marca.“I am delighted to be working with the best and I also want to thank my family because, thanks to them also, I am here.“I am committed to giving my all with the hope of growing and doing my bit for Real to always be the best.“I identify with the values of this club, of work and perseverance, and I want to return those feelings to these fans and this club.”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.?⚽ Andriy Lunin #WelcomeLunin— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) July 23, 2018Real president Florentino Perez hailed the arrival of Lunin as another step towards their plan of building for the future.“Little by little we are laying the foundations of our team’s present and future,” said the Spaniard.“We want to incorporate the young talent that will shape the future, players who aspire to the maximum.“Lunin was wanted many teams but he wanted to be clear that he knew where he wanted to be. He has already shown why he is one of the great goalkeepers of the future.”last_img