Arsenal look to be set to go goalkeeper crazy. Following the departure of Emiliano Martinez, Arsenal are now heavily reliant on Bernd Leno and the club need some kind of back up keeper.
As we told you earlier today, Arsenal have struck a 2million euro deal with French club Dijon to sign Icelandic goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson. The 25-year-old has been handed a big contract, with a five-year-deal, although the wages are unknown at this stage. The first part of the players medical will take part in Dijon today with more examinations in Paris later.
Many presumed that this move would spell the end of Arsenal’s interest in Brentford goalkeeper David Raya. But now, according to The Telegraph, Arsenal have had a £10million bid rejected for Raya and still want to sign him despite the imminent arrival of Runarsson.
Sam Dean, author of the ‘exclusive’ in The Telegraph suggests that Brentford will only part with the player if Arsenal are willing to loan him back this season.
Perhaps Arsenal rate Raya very highly and would be willing to do such a deal in order to secure the services of the 25-year-old shot stopper. Runarsson would then be viewed as the back up option this season, with Raya to come and challenge Leno more closely next season.
Any deal for Raya still appears to be some way off given Brentford have rejected the offer, but this is one to continue to keep an eye on.