Arsenal target Bernd Leno closing in on move to Napoli

Arsenal target Bernd Leno closing in on move to Napoli

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Arsenal target Bernd Leno closing in on move to Napoli






According to CalcioNapoli24 Napoli are closing in on a deal for long-time Arsenal target Bernd Leno.

The deal is not fully complete but according to CalcioNapoli24 a rough agreement is in place between Leno and Napoli with Leno said to be keen on the move.

Quality keeper

Leno moved to Leverkusen in 2013 from fellow German side Stuttgart for a fee in the region of £6.75 million.

Since signing for Leverkusen Leno has become a top quality shot-stopper. In 304 games for Leverkusen, he has kept a very impressive 100 clean sheets.

Leno also has strong leadership qualities as he has been Bayer Leverkusen captain on many occasions, including 16 times this season.

However, Leno currently finds himself out of favour at Leverkusen and has been told he is free to leave this summer.

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Pushed out

The reason Bernd Leno is now free to leave Leverkusen this summer is because Bayer Leverkusen were able to sign goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky from Eintracht Frankfurt.

Lukas Hradecky had an excellent season for Eintracht Frankfurt and his excellent shot stopping helped guide them to the DFB-POKAL final were they managed to beat German giants Bayern Munich 3-1.

Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Völler stated that,

“We’re very happy to have strengthened our team with an outstanding goalkeeper,

“Lukas Hradecky is an excellent Bundesliga keeper, has international experience and was an absolute leader in Frankfurt.

“He demonstrated his quality impressively in the Cup final.”

However, with Hradecky now at Leverkusen, Leno appears to be pushed out of his number one spot which did give Arsenal hope of signing the German.

But it now looks as though they will lose out to Serie A side Napoli.

 

 

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June 12, 2018 at 05:35AM

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