Is Bernd Leno too good to play for lowly Hertha Berlin?

Hertha Berlin are reportedly eyeing a move to sign Bernd Leno from Arsenal this summer, with the goalkeeper likely to be on the lookout for a move.

The German international has lost his first-team role to Aaron Ramsdale this term, and with USA international Matt Turner also having signed to further strengthen our options in goal, Leno is expected to be the one to make way from the squad.

Transfermarkt values the shot-stopper at just £9 Million, with the one year remaining on his contract, and the fact that he has found regular playing time hard to come by this season likely reasoning as to why they value him at less than half than at June of 2021.

Hertha are now claimed to be eyeing his signature, but with Bild adding that the player will need to accept a reduced wage to make the move, he may not be so keen to make that switch.

I’m surprised there isn’t a lot of noise about interest in his signature, especially with the World Cup coming up at the end of the year, and with his place in the squad likely under threat. He is too good to be the backup goalkeeper at club level, and I fully expect him to move on this summer, but where he will be going still remains to be seen.

Could he be willing to take on a move to Hertha Berlin on a short contract just go get regular football or is he just too good to play at that level?


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  1. Still can’t figure out why we made the dumb decision to sign a back-up goalkeeper from the MLS. IMHO, the better decision would be: using Bernd Leno as a bargaining chip to get an impact player from a better league. Surely, Leno is worth more than 9M. And who could we sign for 9M, except – another Runarrson? Emmi Martinez went for peanuts; Leno is going for even less.

      1. Realistically we should’ve offered him a new contract last summer then we would get more money for him. Kept turner deal quiet and sold Leno not at a loss

  2. How quickly some fans and the club itself forgot how good he was ,luckily Ramsdale came in and made up for their decision .
    Regarding the article question ,OFC he’s to good for that transfer ,personally I hope that maybe a team like Newcastle come in and he can once again show just how good he is just like he was before Arteta came in .
    One of the best shot stoppers I’ve seen at the club in 30 odd years .

    1. Dan
      One of the best shot stoppers on 30 years
      Need to open your eyes a bit more then
      Absolutely no confidence as a no.1
      And ramsdale is head andd shoulders above Leno even on a bad day

        1. Not sure what goalkeeper you have been watching Alan as he an unbelievable shot stopper .

    2. I don’t know – he’s a really excellent shot stopper of course, but so were fabianski, szczesny and manninger – we’ve generally signed gks with talent, so they’ve usually been good at dealing with shots. Lehmann made some of the best saves I’ve seen (1 vs solskjaer always stick in my mind) and was generally a better gk than the others mentioned here.

  3. And here is city selling Bazunu to Southampton for £11m rising to £15m with add ons. He played in league one last year on loan at Portsmouth. Yet we are looking for £9m for premier league experienced GK

  4. I do not understand this transfer.

    Letting the better shot stopper go for 9 M.

    Can you really trust new boy Matt Turner if Ramsdale got injured?

    1. even more strange, bizarre when you consider ManU asking close to 40M for their backup keeper

  5. A lot of complaints but right now I will be happy if we get 15M combined Leno and torreira it’s sad but Arsenal getting 5-6 for Leno.

  6. No club is low, its the players that pull the club low. With Leno between the sticks where were we?20th! With Ramsy where we finished?5th! Enough said, time to pack up and mover or be forced out, which ever seems more decent and suitable for the man. A voiceless character, needless rash decisions, etc. etc. etc. I was really upset at Mikel for letting Emi move but had to realize that Emi was dispatched to earn 18M to feed that non performing asset (who incidentally is binned by 2 managers at his new club. Too bad Danny boy that Mikel was right) Nowhere Leno would have fetched us 18M. And with Leno we finished 8th? Leno would do well at QPR or Millwall if he finds London comfortable. Grab that 8-9Million for Leno and hide at the Epping Forest.

  7. Fact is we kept Leno instead of Martinez and that was the start of some awful decisions in the player trade market. Leno was worth 25 mil when we sold Martinez, he is now worth 9 mil and Martinez 50 mil. Even if you dont agree and some wont, even though they aren’t my valuations, we have devalued Leno by the way we used him.

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