NEWS | 23/07/2018 | Borja Miranda“You come to Real Madrid looking to improve your calibre and your abilities at a team which will help you to grow and to win”, said Florentino Pérez.
“Having picked up many titles in recent times, we intend to continue in the only way we know how to understand this sport, which has led us to a successful formula. Our club has built a myth and legend over the course of its 116-year history. It sets the benchmark for guiding these young talents, who know that Real Madrid aspires only to winning and success”.
“Today we welcome a player who shares our ambition. He was wanted by many clubs but he knew where he wanted to play. At just 19 years of age, he's an international with Ukraine and has shown why he's set to be one of the future's biggest names. Thank you, Andriy, for choosing Real Madrid despite having many other prestigious choices”.
“Your arrival is a reflection of your ambition and hunger for success. You've already made more than 40 appearances in the Ukrainian Premier League, you're in the international side and you have experienced European competition. You come to Real Madrid looking to improve your calibre and your abilities at a team which will help you to grow and to win. What's more, you'll have a fan-base which will be always by your side. We want you to be happy here as part of the family. Today, your dream begins to come true and from now on, Real Madrid is your home”.
Lunin: “I'm absolutely thrilled”
The goalkeeper then had his turn, speaking in Spanish he said: “Thank you to everyone at Real Madrid, particularly the president, for giving me the chance to make my dream come true and sign for the best team in the world. I'm absolutely thrilled to be able to share my passion for football with the best players, coaches and staff, who will help me to improve as a player and as a person. I'll do everything in my power to return the affection the fans have shown me with this welcome. Many thanks, and Hala Madrid!”.
Signing the contract
Before being unveiled in the presidential box, Andriy Lunin signed his new contract in the Meeting Room at the Santiago Bernabéu alongside Florentino Pérez. The young Ukrainian goalkeeper also received a watch, a model replica of the Santiago Bernabéu and a shirt displaying his name