Bernd Leno: Arsenal agree fee for Bayer Leverkusen and Germany goalkeeper

Sampdoria's Lucas Torreira is at the World Cup. Image PA Images

Sampdoria's Lucas Torreira is at the World Cup. Image PA Images

Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication, Bernd!

Arsenal's head coach Unai Emery told the club's website: "We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us". We wish you all the best in this next phase of your career!'

Leno has been Leverkusen's first-choice goalkeeper for the last seven seasons, but indicated that his desire to look for new challenge.

Goal revealed earlier on Tuesday that a deal for the 26-year-old was close, and that agreement has now been pushed through.

Talks have been ongoing for several weeks, and with the formalities complete Leno will now swap Germany for England.

It seems the transfer is now on the verge of completion as the newspaper is citing a SportBild journalist as saying that Leno has been in London on Tuesday undergoing his medical with Arsenal. The former Chelsea shot-stopper has one year remaining on the one-year contract he signed when he joined from the Blues in 2015.

Napoli have an interest in taking Petr Cech on loan but have others as priorities.

"He has given us back this confidence in both the Bundesliga and the Champions League". He will leave Bayer Leverkusen with 304 appearances to his name.

While Leno was part of the Germany squad that won the Confederations Cup in 2017, he failed to earn a place in Joachim Low's 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation, as Manuel Neuer recovered from injury in time to earn a call-up.

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