€25m Arsenal goalkeeping target contemplating summer transfer

Date published: Wednesday 7th March 2018 7:57

Arsenal goalkeeping target Bernd Leno has said he would consider a move abroad.

The 26-year-old, who was linked with a big-money move away from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2015, but the German was not ready for that step in his career.

Now though, with Arsenal and Napoli chasing his services, according to Bild, Leno seems open to a summer transfer.

Speaking to Sport Bild, Leno confirmed he could move.

“I have often said that playing abroad is tempting for me,” Leno said. “But right now, I am not wasting too much time on those thoughts. First of all, I want to return to Champions League with Bayer Leverkusen.

“There’s been speculation like that two years ago and I thought about that too much back then.

“Those questions kept coming. Two years down the road, I am more relaxed now.”

Leno has been earning rave reviews this season for Bayer and he could well be part of Joachim Low’s Germany squad for this summer’s World Cup.

Leno  is under contract at Leverkusen until 2020, but has a release clause which would allow him to leave for €25million.

Arsenal keeper Petr Cech, 35, who has over a year left on his contract, has been criticised this season and he put his hands up and took responsibility for the 2-1 defeat at Brighton.

Cech has conceded 41 Premier League goals in 29 matches this season and he is still looking for his 200th top-flight clean sheet after being stuck on 199 since December 16.

His poor form this season has led to speculation that Arsenal are on the lookout for a new no.1 with Leno apparently Wenger’s top target.



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