Arsenal have once again received huge boost in their interest in Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno as the Bundesliga side confirmed Lukas Hradecky’s signature from Eintracht Frankfurt yesterday.
There have been speculations that the Gunners first-choice netminder Petr Cech could be shown the club’s exit door by the newly appointed manager — Unai Emery— in the summer.
The Czech international goaltender didn’t perform up to his billings and that has given rise to thoughts that the former Chelsea goalie is nearing the end of his career.
Arsenal are therefore hoping to bring new goalkeeper who could push the veteran goalkeeper to Conte’s substitute bench.
Signing Hradecky only mean one thing, and that is, Bayer Leverkusen are ready to let go of their first-choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno this summer.
Leno was in fine form throughout the just concluded season. He was between the sticks in 38 matches in all competitions, helping the team to an Europa League competition next season.
However, Arsenal sporting director, Sven Mislintant might face a financial problem to booster his chances of luring the goalkeeper to the Emirates Stadium.
According to report, Sven and Unai Emery would only have £50m transfer war-chest to get all the players they want ahead of the season.
Arsenal are also in the race for Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, as Sven continues to eye summer moves for Dortmund’s players.