Done: Bernd Leno confirms he’s joined Arsenal

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Bernd Leno is reportedly set to complete his move from Bayer Leverkusen to Arsenal, who are ready to pay his £22 million buyout clause

According to a report by Daily Mirror, Arsenal look poised to sign Bernd Leno in the summer transfer window. The Gunners have held constructive talks with the Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper, who is ready to snub Napoli to move to the Emirates, in what could be a £22 million deal.

Leno has been one of the standout goalkeepers in German football ever since he joined Bayer Leverkusen from Vfb Stuttgart in 2011. Over the last seven years, the 26-year-old has been an ever present for the Rhineland club, having featured more times in Bundesliga than any other shot-stopper.

The 2017-18 season may have once again been a tough one for Bayer Leverkusen, but Leno enjoyed a stellar campaign, keeping 12 clean sheets and often being the difference between three points and zero. It is, thus, not surprising that the German international has been attracting interest from several big name clubs across Europe, including Arsenal.

The Gunners are in the midst of a summer squad remodelling following the appointment of Unai Emery, with defence believed to be in focus. Stephan Lichtsteiner was the first player to arrive at the Emirates as part of the overhaul, with Sokratis set to be signed imminently by Arsenal.


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