Arsenal have confirmed that they have signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen (via Arsenal.com).
We were expecting an official announcement from Arsenal today but it seems that the Bundesliga side beat them to it.
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) June 19, 2018
Bayer Leverkusen have confirmed that their goalkeeper Bernd Leno has left the club to join Arsenal with the Gunners’ announcement following fifteen minutes later.
It was reported earlier today that the two clubs had agreed on a transfer fee of €22 million for the player who travelled to London yesterday.
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Now, it appears as if everything else has been finalised and Bernd Leno is finally a Gunners player.
The German goalkeeper has played for Bayer Leverkusen since 2011 and made 33 Bundesliga appearances last season.
He has become the second signing of the season for Arsenal after Stephan Lichtsteiner joined on a free transfer from Juventus.
“We are very pleased that Bernd Leno will be joining us,” said head coach Unai Emery.
“Bernd is a goalkeeper of high quality and experience. He has been a top performer and regular number one goalkeeper with Leverkusen in the Bundesliga for the past seven years.
“We are all excited that Bernd has chosen Arsenal Football Club and look forward to start working with him in pre-season.”
It’s great to see that Arsenal have finalised the deal for Bernd Leno. The Gunners have needed a new goalkeeper for a number of years and they have signed one who has been highly rated in Germany for many years.