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Real Madrid open to keeping Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan

Real Madrid open to keeping Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan

Kepa Arrizabalaga news

Arrizabalaga to return to Madrid?
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Real Madrid are open to keeping Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga on loan next season if Andriy Lunin leaves, according to Relevo.

The Spaniard made the surprise decision to join Los Blancos on loan last summer after the arrival of Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic.

Arrizabalaga initially started for Madrid after a serious injury for Thibaut Courtois, but he was soon replaced by Lunin between the sticks.

The Ukrainian was spectacular for the Spanish giants with 31 appearances. He was a key catalyst behind the club's success in the Champions League.

It is now reported that Lunin is considering a fresh challenge away from Madrid. He is keen on playing regular first-team football next term.

If he were to leave Madrid, the hierarchy could make a fresh loan proposal for Arrizabalaga, who is more than happy to continue with them.

Arrizabalaga has no issues accepting a reduced role with Los Blancos, but it may ultimately depend on the loan demands of the Blues.