Juventus are set to join Inter Milan in the race to join Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
And there are indications that he may be allowed to leave the club as early as January,
A 2018 signing from Bayer Leverkusen, Leno arrived at the Emirates to understudy Petr Cech, but soon supplanted him o become number one, and has been first choice ever since.
When he was injured towards the end of the 2019 – 2020 season, Emi Martínez came in and took his place and did very well, but, with Leno fit once more, Martínez was sold to Aston Villa, a decision that was not universally liked by the supporter base..
Now though the 29-year old faces serious competition, with Arsenal having spent £24 million to buy Aaron Ramsdale during the summer. And Leno, having conceded nine goals in his first Premier League games of the season, was dropped for the match against Norwich last weekend.
Leno had previously indicated that, with two years left in his current deal at the Emirates, he was interested in exploring other options.
He may get his wish faster than he had anticipated.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.