Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno will be allowed to leave the club in the summer.
The 29-year old German international began the season a s first-choice, but lost his place to Aaron Ramsdale, who has gone on to establish himself as the undoubted number one.
Leno was hoping to get a move in January. Concerned that his lack of first-team involvement would damage his prospects of being involved with Germany’s World Cup squad.
However, he was kept at the club because of a lack of cover for Ramsdale, with young Estonian keeper Karl Hein – who was on the bench for the Carabao Cup semi-final against Liverpool – allowed to join Reading on loan.
However, the Gunners have agreed a deal to sign USA international Matt Turner from MLS side New England Revolution.
He will not be joining Arsenal until the end of the season but, when he does, Leno, who will still then have a year left on his current contract at the Emirates, will be allowed to find a new club.
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.