Journalist Charles Watts has said on his YouTube channel that no one at Arsenal expects Bernd Leno to be at the club again next season, with the goalkeeper having already bid farewell to everyone on the training ground. .
Leno has long been linked with a move away from the Emirates. Of course, he lost his place to Aaron Ramsdale at the start of last season’s campaign.
Reports claimed Newcastle wanted him in January. And more recently, Benfica looked into the German international. It has been suggested that Arsenal could sell the 30-year-old for just £8.5million. He signed for £19million in 2018.
Watts suggested that everything is a bit quiet regarding Leno at the moment. However, he claimed that those at Arsenal would be very surprised if Leno was still with the club next season.
“We know he’s almost certain to leave Arsenal this summer. Arsenal have signed Matt Turner, he’s coming and will be Aaron Ramsdale’s number two next season. Everyone at the club expects that Leno is leaving,” he said on his YouTube channel.
“I believe Leno said goodbye at the end of the season around London Colney. Nobody expects Bernd Leno to return for next season. He wants to go there, he wants to try to play somewhere to try to make the World Cup squad at the end of the year.
Leno bid farewell to Arsenal
Arsenal hope Leno can give their transfer budget a boost this summer. He’s an excellent goalkeeper, with Mikel Arteta calling him ‘magnificent’.
Few expected Ramsdale to take the top spot so quickly. And that meant Leno had to endure a largely frustrating season. But he kept what looked like a massive clean sheet against Aston Villa in March, and he had been arguably Arsenal’s best player in those first three games.
It seems best to everyone that a move be agreed. Leno can start a new chapter in his career where he will probably play regularly.
Arsenal, meanwhile, can aim for a decent fee for a player who was forced into a peripheral role last season.
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