Bernd Leno can be Petr Cech’s long-term successor at Arsenal

As reported by The Mirror, Arsenal are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno this summer.

What’s the story?

With Petr Cech about to turn 36 years of age and making some high profile errors between the sticks this season, the goalkeeping position is one which could do with strengthening this summer when a new manager arrives at the Emirates.

One player who could make the switch is Bayer Leverkusen shot-stopper Bernd Leno.

That’s according to The Mirror, who say Arsenal are interested in his signature this summer.

The paper say the Germany international has a £22m release clause in his contract which is of particular interest to the Gunners.

Would he be a good buy?

If Arsenal are going to buy Leno, now the time is to do it considering he is in the frame to be Germany’s number one in this summer’s World Cup, with Manuel Neuer ruled out through injury.

Just 26 years of age, he’s a viable long-term replacement for Cech and has plenty of elite experience having made over 300 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen in all competitions, including close to 40 in UEFA Champions League action.

Helping his side to 12 clean sheets this season, he appears like a fantastic buy this summer, especially if Arsenal can land him for the reported £22m, which is a relative bargain in today’s inflated transfer market.