movement in goal
movement in goal
Madrid has done its homework even before the transfer market officially opens, but remains alert to the ups and downs that the market may give. The work does not end, although the club has resolved the reinforcements for the two positions that most urgently needed to be filled. The continuity of some players is still uncertain and one of those doubts lies in the goal. Lunin can go out in search of minutes and Madrid have two alternatives before them: Slonina or Ospina. The Ukrainian has once again had a testimonial presence in his second season in the squad (in his first two years in white he completed successive assignments in Leganés, Valladolid and Oviedo). Lunin played the first two rounds of the Cup (in the quarterfinals, Ancelotti already lined up Courtois against Athletic) and two games in the final stretch of the League with the title already decided. At 23 years old, Lunin does not want to stagnate. The U-20 world champion in 2019, he faces a turning point in his career . The veteran Pyatov has announced his retirement from the national team and the madridista needs minutes to run for Ukraine as a starter.
Madrid has two options before it. Gabriel Slonina’s profile is similar to Lunin’s: a young goalkeeper with projection . The Chicago Fire goalkeeper turned 18 just a month ago (on May 15) and has already been called up by the US senior team (he was born in Addison) although he also has Polish nationality, so he would not occupy a place from outside the community . The obstacle is that other teams have him in their sights, such as Chelsea, who have submitted an offer of 10 million for him. Madrid, however, is not going to do crazy things and enter into a bid. David Ospina represents the letter of experience and is a market opportunity, as his contract with Napoli ends . The Colombian international, who will turn 34 on August 31, is also an old acquaintance of Ancelotti, who was the one who brought him to the Partenopeo team in 2018. Madrid remains alert in the market.