Report – Barcelona man finds himself on Arsenal’s radar

The Sun says Arsenal has made Barcelona’s number 2, Neto a transfer target this month.

The Gunners are looking to fix their goalkeeping problem with a more capable alternative to Bernd Leno.

The Gunners sold Emi Martinez to Aston Villa in the summer transfer window and replaced him with Alex Runarsson, but he hasn’t impressed.

They are now looking to return for Neto on a loan deal until the end of the season.

The Brazilian was on their radar in the last transfer window, but they couldn’t sign him because Barcelona was demanding £18.6million for a goalie that rarely plays.

Neto has remained the second choice at Catalonia, but he can become the number one for the Gunners if he takes his chances.

Bernd Leno remains Arsenal’s first choice, but an injury to the German can open up the chance for Neto to take that position as Martinez briefly did.

The departure of the Argentinean means that Arsenal can rely on only Leno, and losing the German is a position they don’t want to find themselves considering that Runarsson has not looked in good shape so far.

It remains unclear if Barca will want to allow Neto to leave this month, and the former Valencia man will also have to be interested before the deal can be done.

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8 Comments

  1. Kev82 says:

    Sign Solomon and give Pepe to Chorley!

    1. Sue says:

      He’s been mentioned a lot recently, Kev. Is he any good?

      1. Kev82 says:

        He is a star in the making Sue, so good on the turn, dribbling, pace, strength.. he’s got everything Pepe hasn’t except height he’s kinda on the small side but so was Hazard he kinda plays like him a young hazard that is 😂

        1. Sue says:

          Sounds good, Kev… but will we splash the cash? Hmm, we shall see….
          Hahaha Redknapp’s attempt at humour!!

          1. Kev82 says:

            Haha I wasn’t expecting that Sue 😆 that’s a difficult one to answer, I’m not sure how much shakhtar want but he won’t come cheap so again it looks like we will have to sell to make money which doesn’t generate that much at all.. and the club has taken a 120 mil loan? Kroenke worth close to 10 billion, his Wife 6-7 billion.. disgraceful Sue!

          2. Trent Madagua says:

            For £20million we decided to create a problem in the goalkeeping department. We had two world class goalies who would definitely have made each other better via healthy competition,yet….
            Please, don’t gemme that crap about Emi desperately wanting to leave. With the right wages any footballer would have stayed.

      2. Kev82 says:

        nil-nil game: “Bad game, bad game… what you gonna do? What you gonna do when it’s not 3-2 😂😂😂

  2. Gunner22 says:

    We sell our goalie for 18 million, hire a back up for 2 million, within 6 months, we intend to buy a goalie costing 18.6 million, net loss 2.6 million.Whose father’s what goes?
    Incompetency of the highest order. Arteta and his GK coach who recommended Runar are incompetent for their jobs.

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