Real Madrid consider loan move for Chelsea outcast to replace 25-year-old star

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The future of Andriy Lunin is a key topic of discussion at Real Madrid as they approach the summer transfer window.

Following an impressive season, the Ukrainian international has attracted significant interest from top European clubs seeking his services.

Lunin has maintained silence regarding his future, but with Thibaut Courtois likely to reclaim the role of the club’s primary goalkeeper, there is a possibility that Lunin could depart Real Madrid.

This potential exit has prompted discussions about whether Real Madrid will retain Kepa Arrizabalaga, whose loan spell concludes at the end of the month.

Real Madrid consider retaining Kepa

In a significant development, it appears Real Madrid are now contemplating the prospect of keeping Kepa at the club should Lunin depart.

According to Sergio Gomez (as reported by Madrid Zone), Real Madrid hold Kepa in high regard and are interested in extending his loan for another season.

The club values Kepa’s influence in the dressing room and his professionalism. His acceptance of a backup role to Courtois is also viewed favourably by Real Madrid.

Additionally, the former Athletic Club goalkeeper is popular among his teammates at the Bernabeu.

Therefore, Los Blancos believe it would be more prudent to retain Kepa rather than seek a new goalkeeper in the transfer market, considering the time it might take for a new signing to adjust to Real Madrid’s demanding standards.

However, Real Madrid’s primary objective remains convincing Lunin to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu. If successful, Kepa may find himself returning to Chelsea without much choice.