Arsenal have turned down an offer worth £10 million from Fulham for the goalkeeper
Bernd Leno is in the final year of his contract with Arsenal. Consequently, he is one of the players available to leave the club this year. Fulham have made it clear that they want to acquire the services of the goalkeeper. However, Arsenal are playing hardball with Fulham. They want £15 million for the German goalkeeper hence they have rejected Fulham’s opening bid of £10 million.
Arsenal are reshaping and rehashing the squad to build a competitive squad next summer. They have already brought in many new signings. Gabriel Jesus, Fabio Viera, Marquinhos, and Matt Turner are some of the names acquired by Arsenal. However, now to buy more players, they have to sell some players. Fulham’s bid for Leno is one such deal and it is expected that the deal will go through at some point.
Leno will be a key player for Fulham
Newly promoted Fulham are looking to solidify their chances of future Premier League contention. They have signed some fine players to strengthen their squad. Fulham have signed Joao Palhinha from Sporting. They have also signed Andreas Pereira from Manchester United. Now they are after the services of Premier League proven Bernt Leno.
Leno has played 101 matches in the English league and is a proven player for Arsenal. However, to start for the German national team, he has to play matches. This season, he lost his place to Aaron Ramsdale. Consequently, his playing time was reduced. Now, new signing Matt Turner has arrived as a competitor for the goalkeeper position. This means his chance for playing minutes are slim at Arsenal. Hence, he is pushing for a move to Fulham where he is assured of regular starting minutes. Leno will be hoping that this move to Fulham could help him secure a place in the Qatar-bound Germany squad.
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