Bernd Leno, Germany November 2021 Credits: PA Images
The transfer saga surrounding German goalkeeper Bernd Leno has finally come to an end, as he left Arsenal for Fulham in an £8million move.
Leno made just eight appearances last season after falling behind Aaron Ramsdale in the pecking order. Only one Premier League outing came his way since September.
The 30-year-old is eager to play regularly, preferably with a top-flight team. As a result, many clubs are either monitoring his position or planning bids.
Newcastle United, Leicester City and PSV Eindhoven are some of the teams that have been linked with Leno.
Newcastle signed Nick Pope from Burnley instead, While Martin Dubravka could go to Leicester,
On Monday, Fulham agreed a transfer armory For Leno, who has won nine caps with the German national team. And the keeper also settled personal terms with the return of the Premier League.
Leno has now completed a medical and has signed his new Fulham contract, allowing the Cottagers to announce his arrival. According to Fabrizio Romano, the switch costs £8m.
A Fulham statement read: ‘The club is delighted to confirm the signing of Bernd Leno from Arsenal for an undisclosed fee.
Arsenal thank Bernd Leno as four-year spell ends
‘The 30-year-old goalkeeper has agreed to a three-year deal, with the option to extend the club option for a further 12 months.’
Arsenal also issued a statement, ending with: ‘We thank you for your contribution to the club during your four years with us.
‘Everyone at Arsenal wishes Bernd and his family the very best in their new chapter.’
During his first interview as a Fulham player, Leno told club media: “It feels amazing to finally be here. I can’t wait to join the team, train and play with the team.
“I am relieved that everything is done. I am just happy to be here. It took a while but in the end we made it and that is the most important thing.
Fulham co-owner Tony Khan said: “Bernd Leno is the goalkeeper we have consistently pursued throughout this transfer window, and we are very excited that we have reached a transfer agreement and he is now fully committed to Fulham.” Is!
“He has played at the highest level, and he will bring this experience and his leadership to our team. He will be a great addition to Marco’s squad, who are looking forward to the season ahead!”
Leno has filled the gap that Marco Silva was looking for. He will start the new season as Fulham’s number one, ahead of teammates Marek Rodak and Paulo Gazzaniga.
If Leno is to succeed at Craven’s Cottage and help Fulham stay in the top flight, he will have to overcome some mistakes from his Arsenal spell.
Meanwhile, a Transfer Insider talks about whether Bukayo Saka will Agree on a new deal in Emirates,
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