German stopper keen on Arsenal move

Rene Adler (Hamburg)Hamburg goalkeeper Rene Adler says that he would consider a move to Arsenal.

The Gunners have been tentatively linked with the German stopper in recent times amid rumours that Arsene Wenger is shopping for a new number one.

The Frenchman is thought to be unconvinced by Wojciech Szczesny, and is open to bringing in a top level stopper in January as he looks to keep the Londoners in the title race.

Adler has been linked with Arsenal throughout his career, and has hinted that he would be open to making a move to the Emirates Stadium:

“When I was 15 there was the opportunity to move to Arsenal, but I decided to go to Leverkusen to get a professional contract there,” he is quoted by The Metro.

“There was also contact after the Under-20 World Cup in the Netherlands. I played against Lionel Messi and some other big names and there was contact with Arsenal.

“I’d like to play in England in the future. You can’t say never in football.

“Football in England is some kind of religion. The fans, the culture behind the big clubs is very interesting.

“It’s a big honour for me if a club like Arsenal are interested in me.”

Adler – who is hopeful of booking a spot in Germany’s squad ahead of the 2014 World Cup – has been linked with a January move away from Hamburg by sections of the German media.

Although a key first-team player, the Bundesliga giants are said to be willing to accept a £4m bid.

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