Manchester United convince Real Madrid star to leave Ancelotti’s side for Old Trafford move

Manchester United could pull Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid star to Old Trafford REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Manchester United have convinced Real Madrid’s Champions League winning goalkeeper Andriy Lunin to switch to the club, as per reports.

Real Madrid and Manchester United arguably have one of the best working relationships in club football when it comes to player transfers.

The likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro have continued a legacy of serving both clubs in either direction for a truly memorable partnership.

As such, it is no surprise that one Madrid player is prominent on the club’s radar this transfer window.

Manchester United convince Real Madrid star Andriy Lunin – report

According to Football365, Manchester United have ‘convinced’ Real Madrid star Andriy Lunin ‘to abandon’ Carlo Ancelotti’s project and move to Manchester this summer.

The talented goalkeeper has some tough competition to beat in Thibaut Courtois and it is understandable why a switch would be appealing to him.

However, it is further claimed that the goalkeeper will have ‘no shortage’ of offers, as both United and Bayer Munich ‘need a replacement in their respective goals and that could pay close to the €25m’ to find an agreement with Real Madrid, who are expected to demand a fee in the same region to open negotiations.

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In Andre Onana, United certainly had some trying times early on but he has convincingly proven his mettle. The fact that he kept absorbing opposition presence in his box and defended against an unprecedented number of shots, especially in the second half of the season, gives good reason for him to keep the top spot.

However, when it comes to backup option, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and company could look at strong reinforcements. Having said that, there will be many who will say that a backup keeper isn’t necessarily the top requirement for the side in terms of transfer needs.

All in all, it will be interesting to see what pans out and whether Lunin gets an opportunity to ply his trade at the Theatre of Dreams, down to playing Europa League football after his current side won immaculate laurels in the Champions League.