Arsenal are ready to let Bernd Leno leave the club this summer – but Newcastle United face a battle with Bayer Leverkusen for his signature.
Football London reportswho claim Arsenal are ready to offload Leno at the end of the season.
It is claimed that Newcastle have a genuine interest in signing Leno this summer as they look to sign a new goalkeeper.
With question marks over Martin Dubravka’s future, we could soon see Newcastle splashing out the cash for a new stopper.
Leno has Premier League experience and will be desperate for a starting role having fallen out of favor at Arsenal.
Newcastle will certainly have money to spend thanks to PIF and may be able to invest some of that money in signing Leno this summer.
Newcastle might like the German after his ‘great’ performance against them last season, but they’re not the only ones chasing Leno.
It is said that Leno’s former club Bayer Leverkusen – the club that sold Leno to Arsenal in 2018 – wants to bring Leno back to the club.
Leverkusen already have a number one stopper in Lukas Hradecky, but seem keen to bring Leno back into the Bundesliga.
Arsenal paid £19m to sign Leno and may be trying to win back their money to let the German go this summer.
Newcastle seem more likely to pay that fee than Leverkusen as they are likely to have a bigger budget.
Arsenal have already secured a replacement for Leno with New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner due to arrive this summer.
The path for Leno to leave Arsenal seems clear but his destination is unknown as Newcastle now face a battle for a summer contract.
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