After Kepa`s mistakes, the goalkeeper that Real Madrid would look for the next 6 months

Kepa Arrizabalaga has been criticized for his performance in the Spanish Super Cup semifinal against Atletico

Kepa almost costed Real Madrid the game by conceding an crazy own goal in the 80th minute!

Real Madrid got a massive win against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup by winning 5-3. Although many Real Madrid fans are happy about the win, there have been concerns and criticisms for their keeper`s performance in the game. Kepa Arrizabalaga has been causing Real Madrid problems with his inability to make vital saves and multiple errors that lead to goals.

One of the criticisms from the game is the goal he conceded against Griezmann, which drew the game 2-2 in the first half. The ball is struck with lots of power and pace, but fans wanted Kepa to be aware of where the ball was flying. The Spanish keeper quickly got down for the save, but the ball just went under his hand. The keeper seemed to just dive for the sake of diving but wasn't committed enough to stop the shot with his hand.

The moment Real Madrid fans got really annoyed about was the goal that gave Atletico Madrid a 3-2 lead in the 80th minute. A ball is crossed into the Real Madrid penalty box, and Kepa manages to punch the ball before Morata gets a header. Immediately after, the ball Kepa punched is kicked by his foot onto Rudiger, which led to an own goal.

The Real Madrid board seems to be annoyed at these performances and looks to have someone else in the net. Kepa arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2023 to replace the injured Courtois, who suffered an ACL injury. Kepa is on a season-long loan from Chelsea, and it is rumored that Real Madrid might look to cancel the loan this January.

The January transfer window is open, and Real Madrid is rumored not to trust Kepa for the remainder of the season. Lunin is currently looked to be the ideal number 1 keeper. Kepa has conceded 16 goals in 17 games. Lunin has conceded six goals in 10 games. La Marca has reported that Kepa`s continuity at Real Madrid is very complicated.

There is a rumor that the replacement for Kepa if they decide to cancel the loan, is David De Gea. The former Manchester United keeper has been linked to Real Madrid before, but since the Spaniard is a free agent, the signing is more straightforward. They can get the deal done even after the January transfer window since free agents can negotiate with clubs then. Real Madrid has decisions to make in the goalkeeper position, as the next six months could be vital in securing a trophy like La Liga and the Champions League.

Will either Kepa stay and be trusted by Real Madrid, trust Lunin to be the starter for the remainder of the season, or will they pull the trigger and go for the available David de Gea?

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