Bernd Leno has admitted he is ‘relieved’ to have sealed his move to Fulham after a protracted transfer.
Bernd Leno is now no longer an Arsenal player after signing a three-year deal (with an option for another year) with Fulham FC.
Although it is being widely reported that Arsenal will receive £8m for the German goalkeeper, that’s not entirely true.
They will receive £3m upfront. They will then receive an additional £1m depending on the number of Leno’s Premier League performances in his first season.
Should Fulham avoid relegation, Arsenal will then pocket another £2m and if they avoid relegation the following season, another £2m will be owed.
In short, it’s an amazing deal for Fulham and it’s no wonder they are delighted.
“It feels amazing to finally be here. I can’t wait to join the team, to train and play with the team,” Leno said.
“I’m relieved that everything is done. I’m just happy to be here. It took a little bit of time but in the end we made it, and that’s the most important thing.”
Fulham’s co-owner, Tony Khan added: “Bernd Leno is the goalkeeper whom we have pursued steadfastly throughout this transfer window, and we’re very excited that we’ve reached a transfer agreement and he’s now fully committed to Fulham!
“He has played at the highest level, and he’ll bring this experience and his leadership to our team. He’ll be a great addition to Marco’s squad, who are all excited for the season ahead! Come on Fulham!”
Leno made 125 appearances for Arsenal, 71 of those under Mikel Arteta.
He kept 37 cleansheets, 25 of which came under the Spaniard.