Arsenal have completed the signing of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, according to Bayer Leverkusen.
The German side just sent this Tweet confirming the move and thanking the keeper for his seven years with the club.
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04fussball) June 19, 2018
The 26 year old is believed to have commanded a fee in the region of €25m, and comes to North London after seven years with the Bundesliga outfit.
He began his career with Stuttgart before joining Leverkeusen full time in 2011, and he made 304 appearances them, conceding a total of 378 goals [source].
Leno has made six appearances for Germany, and will compete with Petr Cech for a starting place next season.
His signing comes on the recommendation of Sven Mislintat who has championed his countryman ahead of other potential recruits this summer.
The club have appointed a new goalkeeping coach, Javi Garcia who worked with Unai Emery at PSG has taken over from Gerry Peyton, and seasoned Bundesliga watchers will be hoping that he can work with Leno to eradicate some of the lapses in concentration which have been a part of his game.
It’s believed the German has signed a five year contract.
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