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Newcastle eyeing loan move for Arsenal goalkeeper

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The Magpies are planning to make a January bid for Bernd Leno.

There were rumours around Bernd Leno’s potential move away from Arsenal in the summer transfer window. The German keeper ended up staying at the Emirates Stadium despite the club signing Aaron Ramsdale from Sheffield United.

Six months later, Ramsdale has completely established himself as Arsenal’s number one while fighting for a regular England spot. Leno, on the other hand, only plays sporadically in the Cup matches.

According to 90min, Newcastle are planning to sign Leno on a loan deal this January. The Magpies are reportedly interested in including an obligation to buy, which would trigger if they survive relegation.

Martin Debravka is currently playing as Newcastle’s number one goalkeeper. However, Eddie Howe reportedly feels his side need a better goalkeeper for the second half of the season.

According to several English sources, Leno has already told Arteta he wants a move away from the Emirates. However, the Gunners are not sure whether letting him go mid-season would be a good idea.

Leno played for Arsenal in their shocking FA Cup defeat against Nottingham Forest last week. With the Gunners already out of one of the Cup competitions, the German’s chances to play decline even more. It remains to be seen whether Arsenal would let him leave the club 18 months before the end of his current deal.