Multiple teams from the Bundesliga are interested in signing Bernd Leno this summer, including his former club Bayer Leverkusen.

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

Football.London report that multiple teams in the Bundesliga are targeting Bernd Leno for a summer transfer, as well as the previously-reported interest from Newcastle United.

Bayer Leverkusen are one of the clubs hoping to sign Leno this summer, with the 30-year-old having spent seven years with the club before joining Arsenal.

Leno has still made more senior appearances for Bayer Leverkusen than the rest of his clubs and internationals combined, so you’d imagine he’ll be open to the possibility of a return.

Leverkusen are also doing particularly well at the moment, sitting third in the Bundesliga with a very good shot at qualifying for the Champions League.

Leno has had a mixed week, starting with his exclusion from the Germany squad for the first time since 2019, but ending with a rare appearance and a clean sheet for Arsenal.

With Aaron Ramsdale’s injury, Leno may well get another game or two in the coming weeks, which will hopefully increase the interest in him.

Bernd Leno Arsenal, APRIL 29, 2021 - Football / Soccer : UEFA Europa League Semi-finals 1st leg match between Villarreal CF 2-1 Arsenal FC at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Vila-Real, Spain.
Bernd Leno Arsenal, APRIL 29, 2021 – Football / Soccer: UEFA Europa League Semi-finals 1st leg match between Villarreal CF 2-1 Arsenal FC at the Estadio de la Ceramica in Vila-Real, Spain.

Leno has made eight appearances for Arsenal this season, keeping three clean sheets.

The Gunners are set to replace him with Matt Turner in the summer, as Leno looks to join a club where he can play more regularly ahead of the World Cup.

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