Real Madrid had hoped Andriy Lunin's loan spell with Leganes would provide him with a significant amount of first-team football, yet with his loan club looking for alternative options in the transfer market, Huesca have made an ambitious loan request to Los Blancos for the Ukrainian.
During his loan spell with Mauricio Pellegrino's charges, Lunin has played just two league matches and, with the club unlikely to progress past Los Blancos in the Copa del Rey, the opportunities for him to play for the remainder of the campaign look severely limited.
In his pre-match press conference on Friday, the former Southampton coach made clear that Leganes were in the market for a new stopper, and this suggests that the departure of Lunin isn't impossible, as many may have thought when the window opened.
Axel Werner has spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Huesca from Atletico Madrid, but he could return to the capital in January.
Aleksandar Jovanovic was a summer arrival and he has proven not to be the answer to the team's goalkeeping woes, and it seems as though a deal for Lunin is one of the final throws of the dice in a battle against relegation.