Report: Arsenal interested in Dynamo Dresden goalkeeper Markus Schubert

Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery takes a training session at Arsenal's Colney training centre in St. Albans on May 21, 2019 ahead of their Europa League final football match against...

Petr Cech is retiring so Unai Emery needs to bring a new goalkeeper to Arsenal with the Premier League giants reportedly looking at Germany again.

Markus Schubert of Dresden reacts during the Second Bundesliga match between SG Dynamo Dresden and 1. FC Koeln at Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion on April 21, 2019 in Dresden, Germany.

Arsenal are eyeing a bargain deal to sign another German goalkeeper in the shape of Markus Schubert this summer, according to Bild.

The Gunners paid £19 million to bring Bernd Leno to the Emirates from Bayer Leverkusen last year and, perhaps encouraged by his terrific debut season in the Premier League, the North London giants are apparently looking to repeat the trick.

Schubert will cost a lot less than Leno however. The 20-year-old’s contract at second tier side Dynamo Dresden will expire this summer and his departure has already been confirmed.

 

“Unfortunately, we have not been able to persuade this talented goalkeeper and his advisers over the past 12 months with our attempts to extend the expiring contract,” Dynamo sporting director Ralf Minge told Bild in April.

Now, the publication claims that Schubert, a German U21 international, could follow in Leno’s footsteps with Arsenal looking to sign a long-term replacement for the retiring Petr Cech.

Petr Cech of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Cardiff City and Arsenal FC at Cardiff City Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Schubert is even reported to have hired an agent who specialises in taking players from Germany to the Premier League with Arsenal apparently expressing an interest.

In all competitions, Schubert accumulated nine clean sheets in 32 games as Dynamo finished 12th in the 2.Bundesliga table. He will be expected to provide back-up for Leno at Arsenal while being given the odd run out in cup competitions.

Markus Schubert of Dresden in action during the Second Bundesliga match between FC Erzgebirge Aue and SG Dynamo Dresden at Erzgebirgsstadion on April 01, 2019 in Aue, Germany.

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