Arsenal are reportedly prepared to drop £12million on goalkeeper Bernd Leno as he closes in on an £8m transfer to Fulham.
The Germany worldwide joined the Gunners from Bayer Leverkusen for round £20m in 2018.
Arsenal hope so as to add two extra Premier League XI signings from reigning champions
He was introduced in to switch Petr Cech and rapidly established himself because the staff’s first alternative between the sticks.
The signing of Aaron Ramsdale final summer season noticed Leno drop to the bench after he conceded 9 objectives in Arsenal’s first three video games of the season.
Ramsdale impressed on his debut towards Norwich Metropolis and Mikel Arteta by no means seemed again because the England worldwide saved his place within the beginning XI.
After a 5–0 loss to Manchester Metropolis on matchday three, Leno didn’t make one other look within the high flight till a 1–0 win at Aston Villa in April.
By the way, the victory at Villa Park – the 30-year-old’s final look in 2021/22 – was the staff’s final clear sheet this season.
Following the signing of Matt Turner from the New England Revolution, the Gunners are hoping to promote Leno this summer season, particularly with lower than a 12 months left on his contract.
Fulham expressed an curiosity earlier within the switch window and the 2 London golf equipment have been in talks over a deal for a number of weeks.
It was reported earlier this month that Arsenal wished £15m for the goalkeepernevertheless, a report from Telegraph it stated the north Londoners have been prepared to let Leno go for round half that quantity.
The report claims a payment of £8m is ‘near being agreed’ after Arsenal lastly lowered their calls for.
Leno could possibly be a foul flip for Fulham, who wish to keep away from relegation.
The Cottagers have been relegated in every of their final three Premier League campaigns and Leno’s expertise within the high flight ought to show a strong addition to Marco Silva.
Nevertheless, this deal is one other switch from Arsenal that may go away followers questioning the place they went mistaken when it got here to negotiating a deal to promote the participant.
Extra importantly, the Gunners have allowed Mesut Ozil and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to depart on free transfers after terminating their contracts.
Technical supervisor Edu additionally did not land everlasting sidekicks like Lucas Torreira, Hector Bellerin and Pablo Mari.
All three frolicked out on mortgage final time period, with Torreira impressing at Italian aspect Fiorentina.
Alternatively, Mari joined Arsenal after they agreed to pay Flamengo a mortgage payment of £7.2m earlier than spending £5.4m to make the deal occur.
The Spanish defender has been linked with a transfer to Turkish outfit Fenerbahce, though it’s unclear whether or not this can be a everlasting or short-term switch, with many experiences saying will probably be on mortgage, whereas others consider that you’ll go away the Emirates effectively.