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Fulham sign goalkeeper Leno from Arsenal in £8m deal – Sporting Life

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Fulham have signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Arsenal on a three-year contract in a deal worth up to £8m.

The club also has an option to extend the 30-year-old German’s stay by a further 12 months.

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Leno was Fulham’s number one target although the Championship winners did look at Barcelona’s Neto and Manchester United’s Dean Henderson among others.

The Cottagers will pay £3m up front, £1m depending on appearances, £2m if they avoid relegation and a further £2m if they survive the following year.

Speaking to FFCtv, Leno said: “It feels amazing to finally be .. I can’t wait to join the team, to train and . with the team.

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“I’m relieved that everything is done. I’m just happy to be .. It took a little bit of time but in the end we made it, and that’s the most important thing.”

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Leno signed for Arsenal in 2018 after keeping 100 clean sheets in 304 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen over seven seasons.

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He replaced Petr Cech between the sticks for the Gunners and went on to . 125 times – only four of those coming last season – during his four years at the club.

Fulham 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!

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“He has .ed 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!”

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