Juventus are reportedly eyeing a move for Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno, who is likely to leave the club in the coming months.
According to CalcioMercato, the European giants are eager to solve their goalkeeping problems with former Gunner Wojciech Szczesny playing poorly so far this season.
As per the report, Leno could leave Arsenal for Juventus ‘as early as January’. Inter Milan are also believed to be keen on the 29-year-old shot-stopper.
The £19m 2018 signing as per the Guardian has been the number one keeper at the Emirates since his arrival. However, the summer signing of Aaron Ramsdale has thrown doubt over Leno’s future at Arsenal.
Moreover, the German international was benched by Mikel Arteta last weekend in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Norwich City, where Ramsdale impressed between the sticks. Leno’s contract expires in 2023.
Indeed, a move in January or next summer would suit all parties. Leno is clearly no longer in Arsenal’s long-term plans, and Juventus could be the perfect club to move to should the Old Lady make a move for the 29-year-old.
A sticking point, though, could be if Juventus manage to offload Szczesny. The Serie A giants attempted to sell the Polish international in the summer. But like many clubs, his high wages proved to be too much for interested parties.
Leno’s situation at Arsenal will no doubt be an interesting story over the new few weeks. And with Juventus now reportedly in the picture, the Gunners could well manage to sell the former Bayer Leverkusen star if an offer comes in from the Italian side.