Liverpool keeper search continues as target makes Real Madrid move

Date published: Saturday 23rd June 2018 8:07 - Matthew Briggs

Liverpool goalkeeper target Andriy Lunin has completed his move to Real Madrid from Zorya Luhansk.

The 19-year-old has signed a six-year contract for a a reported initial fee of €8.5million and it means Liverpool’s search to strengthen their goalkeeper position continues.

“Real Madrid and FC Zorya Luhansk have agreed the signing of the player Andriy Lunin, who will be attached to the [Spanish] club for the next six seasons,” the statement said.

Lunin is not expected to compete with No. Keylor Navas but he could step up into the first-team squad with son of Zindine Zidane, Luca Zidane, 20, likely to move on.

Another option would be for Madrid to loan out the Liverpool target, who has kept 20 clean sheets in 51 matches over two seasons for the Ukrainian side.

The Daily Mirror claimed last month that Liverpool “want Lunin to be their new No.3 keeper” and they were hoping to wrap up a deal for the stopper.

Napoli, Arsenal, Leicester and Watford were also believed to be chasing Lunin, who Marca believe Real will pay up to €14million for.

Despite interest in Lunin, Liverpool are believed to be looking for a goalkeeper who can rival No.1 Loris Karius.

 

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