OFFICIAL: Real Madrid loan goalkeeper to Valladolid

Ronaldo Nazario continues to utilize the strong relationship he has with Real Madrid, with Andriy Lunin the latest to have decided on a loan move.

Spanish Liga Santander side Valladolid have agreed a loan deal for Real Madrid’s Ukrainian international goalkeeper Andriy Lunin for the coming season.

The 20-year-old joined Real Madrid at the end of the 2017-18 season and spent the 2018-19 campaign on loan at Leganes, where he made seven appearances in the league and cup and conceded just seven goals. Although he found game-time hard to come by, and it’s hoped he will have a full season of uninterrupted football this term.

He was a standout performer in the recent Under-20 World Cup celebrated in Poland, being the winner of the ‘Golden Gloves’ award for the best goalkeeper in the tournament.

“I am physically well after a good pre-season,” Lunin said during his presentation on Wednesday ahead of his team’s La Liga season opener against Real Betis.

“Zinedine Zidane decides who stays and who doesn’t. I did everything to show my level this pre-season, but for me it is important to play and for that I am happy to be here. I also want to thank Real Valladolid.”

Whilst, Valladolid’s Director of Sport, Miguel Angel Gomez welcomed the signing saying the youngster was “a keeper who was named as the best in the Under-20 World Cup and he has several very interesting facets to his game.”

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