well this summer just keeps getting better and better for Arsenal fans, as not only are we hearing that the midfield terrier Lucas Torreira is expected to have a medical over in Russia imminently, but we have also agreed to sign the German keeper Bernd Leno on a five year deal.
The Guardian reported this morning…..
Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Bernd Leno for an initial €22m (£19.2m) from Bayer Leverkusen.
The 26-year-old, who was part of the Germany squad which won the Confederations Cup last year but was not selected for the World Cup, is expected to sign a five-year deal at the Emirates after he was identified as the long-term successor to Petr Cech. Leno was an integral part of the Leverkusen side which finished fifth in the Bundesliga last season, having begun his career at Stuttgart and it is understood that Arsenal could pay up to another £3m in bonuses as part of the deal.
This deal should not be delayed as the Bayer Leverkusen Number One is not with the German national side at the World Cup because Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) has come back into the side and they also have Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona) and Kevin Trapp (PSG) in the squad. But that doesn’t mean that Leno is not a good keeper as the other three have probably the best defenders in the world in front of them!
So let us have a look at how good he actually is by looking at this compilation of some of his excellent saves and reflex’s from the Bundesliga….