According to reports, Fulham and Arsenal have reached a deal for Bernd Leno to sign with his medical exam scheduled for very shortly.
After Fulham and Arsenal secured a deal on a summer transfer, Bernd Leno may leave the Emirates, reports David Ornstein of The Athletic.
The German shot-stopper is believed to cost the Cottagers £8 million, and his medical might happen soon.
In the next days, Bernd Leno will leave the Emirates, marking the end of the Arsenal outcast’s tenure there. Fulham has been pursuing the German international for a while, and Marco Silva will eventually sign his favorite target.
Despite extensive conversations, the two teams were unable to come to an agreement regarding a cost.
An offer of £7 million plus $3 million in bonuses was immediately rejected by Arsenal after they first expressed dissatisfaction with the initial plans. But by that time, Fulham and Leno had already reached a personal understanding, with the ex-Arsenal player willing to stay in London, where he is at home.
However, the London rivals have finally come to terms on a cost of £8 million, which may include include further bonuses. The German international’s medicals might be planned for the following week, and the rumored sum could be a fixed price Fulham might pay.
The Arsenal exile attracted interest from a number of other teams, and recently there were rumors that he would make a last-minute switch to Leicester City. Leno looks eager to join Fulham, though, which is managed by Marco Silva.
Leno joined Arsenal from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018, and for the first three years of his tenure, he was without a doubt the club’s first choice. Aaron Ramsdale’s arrival last summer, however, altered his standing; the English international is now Mikel Arteta’s established No. 1.
Leno participated in four Premier League games last season and started two cup games.
The German goalkeeper aims to play for Hansi Flick’s Germany team at the FIFA World Cup in 2022. He must play often to have a chance to appear there, although he will start every game for Fulham in the forthcoming campaign.
Kasper Schmeichel, the goalkeeper for Leicester City, is about to join Nice.
After receiving manager Brendan Rodgers’ approval to pursue a new challenge, the 35-year-old is anticipated to undergo a physical within the next 48 hours.
Following Schmeichel’s exclusion from Sunday’s friendly match between Leicester and Sevilla, Rodgers said it was highly likely the player would leave before the Premier League season began.
“Absolutely (it is a possibility Schmeichel may not start the season in goal). No one here is obligated to play, “”Rodgers” stated.
Aaron Ramsey, a free agency midfielder from Juventus, is also a target for Nice.