Sunday, September 15, 2019

Real Madrid considering Roma’s Antonio Mirante

After Keylor Navas requested to leave Real Madrid, the club are in search of a new back-up goalkeeper for Thibaut Courtois, who has recently been injured. One possibility that has presented itself is Roma’s Antonio Mirante, the present back-up to Pau Lopez, according to Marca.

So far the 36-year-old Mirante has played mostly for Italian clubs, starting out in Juventus, but spending a lot of time on loans. He joined Roma from Bologna in June 2018 on a three-year contract, for a fee of four million euros. Last season he made altogether 11 appearances.

The 32-year-old Navas is expected to leave Real within ten days and Los Blancos will have to hurry to find a suitable second-choice replacement before the window closes on 2 September.

A potential problem lies in the fact that Real would ideally look for somebody on a year-long loan, as Andriy Lunin, currently on loan to Real Valladolid, will be returning to Real for the 2020/2021 season.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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