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.
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.
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.