Newcastle United are eyeing a potential transfer for Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, according to reports from DefensaCentral.
The 24-year-old shot-stopper is reportedly discontent with his limited playing time at Real Madrid and is open to a move.
With Newcastle United facing a goalkeeping crisis due to Nick Pope’s injury, the need for a quality goalkeeper is evident. Martin Dubravka, stepping in for the injured Pope, has not met expectations.
Lunin, eager to prove himself at a higher level, sees the opportunity to play in the Premier League as enticing. The move could allow him to establish himself as a regular starter in Spain and potentially secure more opportunities with Real Madrid in the future.
Lunin’s contract with Real Madrid runs until the summer of 225, he enters the final year at the end of the season. If the Ukranian wishes to leave, Real Madrid might consider a nominal transfer fee in the summer.
Newcastle United, currently facing challenges, must make strategic signings in the January window to strengthen their squad. Besides addressing the goalkeeper position, acquiring a striker is also crucial for their pursuit of Champions League qualification. The next transfer moves will be closely watched as Newcastle aims to overcome their current struggles.