Arsenal are on the cusp of clinching themselves a new goalkeeper after reportedly striking a deal to sign Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.
As per BBC Sport‘s righteous Gunners oracle David Ornstein, the Premier League side have agreed to pay €22million (around £19.3million) to acquire Leno’s services.
A routine medical is now due to take place, with personal terms currently being negotiated (The Guardian have it that Leno will sign a five-year contract).
Basically, Arsenal have a foot in the door.
That said, uncertainty remains as to whether Leno is being brought in as a direct replacement for Petr Cech or David Ospina, but seeing as Cech has been handed the No.1 shirt for next season, we’d suggest the smart money is on Ospina getting moved along.
Ornstein also adds that Arsenal are “optimistic” about closing a deal to sign combative Uruguayan midfielder Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria too.
Unai Emery and Sven Mislintat are overhauling that squad like it’s going out of fashion.