Fulham have signed goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Arsenal on a three-year contract in a deal value as much as £8m.
The membership additionally has an possibility to increase the 30-year-old German’s keep by an additional 12 months.
Leno was Fulham’s primary goal though the Championship winners did take a look at Barcelona’s Neto and Manchester United’s Dean Henderson amongst others.
The Cottagers pays £3m up entrance, £1m relying on appearances, £2m in the event that they keep away from relegation and an additional £2m in the event that they survive the next yr.
Chatting with FFCtv, Leno mentioned: “It feels superb to lastly be right here. I am unable to wait to affix the workforce, to coach and play with the workforce.
“I am relieved that every little thing is completed. I am simply joyful to be right here. It took a bit of little bit of time however ultimately we made it, and that is a very powerful factor.”
Leno signed for Arsenal in 2018 after preserving 100 clear sheets in 304 appearances for Bayer Leverkusen over seven seasons.
He changed Petr Cech between the sticks for the Gunners and went on to play 125 instances – solely 4 of these coming final season – throughout his 4 years on the membership.
Fulham co-owner Tony Khan added: “Bernd Leno is the goalkeeper whom we’ve pursued steadfastly all through this switch window, and we’re very excited that we have reached a switch settlement and he is now absolutely dedicated to Fulham!
“He has performed on the highest degree, and he’ll deliver this expertise and his management to our workforce. He’ll be a fantastic addition to Marco’s squad, who’re all excited for the season forward! Come on Fulham!”
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