Arsenal have once again received major boost in their search for a world-class goaltender as Bayer Leverkusen declared their readiness to partway with their first-choice goalkeeper Bernd Leno this summer.
The Bundesliga giants are reportedly willing to sell the goalkeeper to any suitor who are ready to pay £24m for his services in the summer. This report will surely be a good news to Unai Emery, who is in a desperate search for a new goalkeeper who will displace Cech from his starting lineup when the 2018-19 season begins.
Petr Cech, 36, didn’t perform to his full potentials last season after many errors. The Czech international was far from his usual best and the new manager is not showing any sign of keeping faith in him in the upcoming season.
Though David Ospina looked better than the Petr Cech last season, he didn’t really look like a netminder who is ready for a long spell at Emirates Stadium.
Ospina failed to establish himself as an integral part of the team during Arsene Wenger’s reign, and he is tipped to be heading towards the club’s exit door before the start of next season.
As for Leno, his inspiring form for the Bundesliga side throughout last season helped the team return to European competition after years of absents.
He kept 10 clean sheets in 33 matches, making him one of the best goalkeepers in the German League.