Leno’s arrival would allow Ospina to depart Arsenal this summer

Arsenal have agreed a fee with Bayer Leverkusen over the transfer of German international goalkeeper Bernd Leno, according to the BBC. 

What’s the latest, then?

The BBC claim that the amount agreed between the two clubs is £19.3m (22m euros) as Unai Emery looks to bolster his goalkeeping options ahead of his maiden season in charge at the Emirates Stadium.

They also state that the stopper, who has six caps for the world champions, is yet to undergo a medical, despite being free from World Cup commitments this summer after failing to make Joachim Low’s party.

Leno should replace Ospina

The report claims that it remains to be seen which of Arsenal’s existing goalkeepers makes way for the incoming German but it should be 29-year-old Colombian international David Ospina.

Petr Cech’s best days are behind him but he is the perfect profile to be an experienced backup as he enters the twilight of his career, offering experience and guidance behind the scenes, despite being on the way down.

Ospina is still an active international who would command a greater transfer fee and given that he has failed to settle or inspire confidence at Arsenal, it would make more sense if he was the man to make way.