Fulham ‘agreed £8m deal for Arsenal’s Bernd Leno’

Fulham are reportedly agreeing to a £8m deal for Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who will undergo a therapy with Cotters next week.

armory And fulham have finally reached an agreement for the transfer of Bernd Leno For £8m, according to a report.

The Germany international maintained his position as the Gunners’ number one for three years and successfully faced the competition. emiliano martínez After the subsequent FA Cup heroes.

Martinez leaves for Aston Villa as Leno remains Arsenal’s number one for the 2020-21 season, but was demoted to the bench Aaron Ramsdale last season.

Leno has been involved for Arsenal in the pre-season but appears to be entering the campaign Mikel ArtetaThe third choice behind new arrivals Matt Turner and Ramsdale.

The 30-year-old is also set to become a free agent in less than 12 months and have regular playing time ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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There were considerations for Leno to return to Germany or switch to Newcastle United, but Fulham quickly emerged as the top contender for his signing.

According to athleticAn agreement has now been reached between the two Capital clubs, and Leno will join the newly-invited side for a £8m fee.

The report added that the former Bayer Leverkusen man has already agreed personal terms with the cotters and that he will have a medical in the coming days.

Arsenal were initially believed to be holding the shot-stopper for at least £10m, but the Gunners eventually lowered their asking price.

Leno prepares to leave Arsenal after having 37 clean sheets in 125 matches for the club since arriving in a £22.5m deal in the summer of 2018.

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Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno injured on June 20, 2020© Reuters

Leno scored nine goals in Arsenal’s first three Premier League games last against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City and made only one more top-flight appearance, keeping a clean sheet in a 1-0 win over Aston Villa in March.

The German has been part of the FA Cup and Community Shield winning team during his time at the Emirates, although Martinez played in both finals while recovering from a knee injury.

Leno’s departure will follow he’s choice Dan Ballard, alexander lacazette, dinos mavropanos, mateo guendouzic, Zak Swanson And Omari Hutchinson while out of Arsenal in the current transfer window Nuno Tavares And auston trustee have gone on debt.

More exits are expected in the coming weeks, such as Nicolas Pepe, Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira And pablo maric Arteta doesn’t seem to have plans for the new season.

Fulham has already signed kevin mabu, andreas pereira And joao palinha this summer, as marco silva Tries to avoid immediate relegation to the championship with the Cottagers.

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