He was loaned to them by his former club Vfb Stuttgart in 2011 when he extended his contract with the latter club till 2014. With Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina expected to leave this summer, the new Gunners Boss Unai Emery is interested in buying 26 year old according to the report and sees Bernd Leno as the long-time replacement to Petr Cech.
According to our London source we understand Arsenal are very close to agreeing to activate Goalkeeper’s Bernd Leno’s release clause. #AFC— Futbol Agent (@Futbol_Agent_) June 8, 2018
Bernd Leno has kept 12 clean sheets in 39 appearances in the last season and also was short-listed in the 27-man provisional squad of the German National Team for the upcoming World Cup. Although he did not make to Joachim Low’s final 23 with the likes of Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen ahead of him. According to previous reports, Bayer Leverkusen are ready to let him leave and told him so but only if the terms are correct for them according to Rudi Voller, the Sporting Director of Bayer Leverkusen
Here are some of Bernd Leno’s top saves. Do you think he would be a good addition to the squad? pic.twitter.com/qcF6PDo6u6— Cannon Insider (@CannonInsider) June 7, 2018
“Leno can leave but only on our conditions, we are in constant and open discussions with Bernd and his agent. “ “Leno already had a concrete offer from Napoli in 2017, but we didn’t have an equivalent backup at the time. “He had to stay and he did really well last season, but we thought Bernd’s desire to leave would resurface. “And so with the arrival of Lukas Hradecky we have a high quality successor.”Apparently he is happy to see him leave with the signing of Lukas Hradecky from Eintracht Franfurt on a free transfer who is ready to be the first choice for Bayer Leverkusen between the sticks. Leno has won 5 caps for Germany and has won the FIFA Confederations Cup for them in 2017. The six foot three German goalkeeper is a force to be reckoned back in the Bundesliga. Despite his young age for a Goalkeeper, he shows immense maturity in his saves and also in his distribution and is known to have proper command of his own box.