Bernd Leno won’t leave Arsenal in the winter window, but he will leave in the summer, according to reports.

Bernd Leno in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)
Bernd Leno in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Earlier this week, BILD’s Christian Falk reported that Newcastle United want Bernd Leno, and the Arsenal goalkeeper was interested in a transfer. But it looks like that’s not going to happen this window.

Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sport Germany reports that the decision for Leno to remain at Arsenal in the winter window is now confirmed.

Plettenberg adds that Newcastle still have a good chance of signing the goalkeeper this summer, as long as they stay in the Premier League.

Fabrizio Romano reports that there’s little doubt, Leno will leave Arsenal in the summer. We just don’t know the destination yet.

Arsenal already appear to have agreed a deal for Leno’s replacement, signing MLS goalkeeper Matt Turner. But Turner won’t be joining until the summer, which likely explains why that’s when the Gunners plan to sell Leno.

Bernd Leno of Arsenal FC during the UEFA Europa League match, Semifinal, between Villarreal CF and Arsenal FC played at La Ceramica Stadium on April 29, 2021 in Villarreal, Spain. Copyright: Sergio Ruiz
ESP: Villarreal CF – Arsenal FC. UEFA Europa League, Semifinal Bernd Leno of Arsenal FC during the UEFA Europa League match, Semifinal, between Villarreal CF and Arsenal FC played at La Ceramica Stadium on April 29, 2021. Copyright: Sergio Ruiz

Simon Collings previously reported that Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig were two of the clubs thought to be tracking Leno.

The player’s agent told Standard Sport: “Of course we get a lot of requests from clubs for Bernd.

“Bernd has always behaved very well at Arsenal and has shown strong performances. That’s why it’s quite normal.

“But we won’t comment on every request, Bernd has an ongoing contract until summer 2023.”

Football.London had claimed that Mikel Arteta had told Leno he can leave Arsenal this month, with the goalkeeper closing in on an exit. But that no longer seems likely to go through.

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