Celtic interested in signing Andriy Lunin from Real Madrid

Celtic will reportedly look to complete a Bosman move for 24-year-old Real Madrid outcast Andriy Lunin, who wants to join a Premier League club.

According to a report by Football Insider, Andriy Lunin is the subject of interest from Celtic. The Scottish Premiership champions want to complete a Bosman move for the Real Madrid outcast in the 2024 summer transfer window. But the 24-year-old is keen on joining a Premier League club when he leaves Los Blancos.

Andriy Lunin has endured a frustrating spell at Real Madrid since arriving from Zorya Luhansk in July 2018. The Ukrainian international was one of the best young goalkeeping prospects in the world when he arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu. But Thibaut Courtois’s presence meant he could never get a sustained run between the sticks.

Loan spells at three Spanish clubs have not paved the way for progress in Lunin’s career either. To make matters worse, the 24-year-old remains the backup goalkeeper for Real Madrid despite Courtois’s absence due to a long-term knee injury. Los Blancos instead signed Kepa Arrizabalaga to cover for Courtois, with the Spaniard being the first-choice goalkeeper for them.

The disgruntled shot-stopper has managed only 180 minutes of game time across two games thus far this season. The situation has left Lunin frustrated, and a departure in 2024 is on the cards. Meanwhile, Real Madrid will not have any bargaining power, with the player entering the final year of his contract.

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Recent reports have claimed that Lunin wants to leave Real Madrid in the January transfer window. Meanwhile, there is no shortage of interest in the 24-year-old, with Celtic joining the race to sign him. But the Scottish Premiership champions want to secure Lunin’s services in a Bosman move next summer.

Joe Hart is the current first-choice goalkeeper at Celtic. But the veteran shot-stopper is in the final year of his contract. So, it is hardly surprising that the Scottish giants are scouring the market for goalkeepers. Lunin is thus a viable target for Celtic. But the report claims that he wants to join a Premier League club when he leaves Real Madrid.

Reports have not linked many Premier League clubs with the 24-year-old Real Madrid outcast. So, it will be interesting to see if any English top-flight suitors emerge in the race to secure Lunin’s services. For now, a move to Celtic seems the likeliest outcome for the Ukrainian international.

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