MX23RW : Thursday, September 23 05:49:59| >> :120:29016:29016:

Arsenal in talks to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Neto?

Arsenal in talks to sign Barcelona goalkeeper Neto?
© Reuters
Arsenal enter negotiations with Barcelona over a potential deal for Brazilian goalkeeper Neto, according to a report.

Arsenal have reportedly entered negotiations with Barcelona over a potential deal for Brazilian goalkeeper Neto.

Mikel Arteta's side will be without their first-choice number one Bernd Leno for several weeks after the German was forced off on a stretcher in Arsenal's defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last Saturday.

As a result, Arsenal are supposedly looking at a number of potential short-term replacements for Leno, with Burnley's Joe Hart touted as a possible signing with his contract at Turf Moor about to expire.

However, according to reports in Spain, Arteta has identified Barca's Neto as a priority signing, and the Gunners have begun talks with Quique Setien's side over a possible deal.

The report claims that the Catalan giants are hoping to ship out the 30-year-old permanently for a fee of €20m (£18m), but Arsenal would prefer a loan deal with an option to buy next summer.

Neto has played second fiddle to Marc-Andre ter Stegen for the majority of the 2019-20 campaign, making only one La Liga appearance for Barcelona this season.

ID:403615: cacheID:403615:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:2425:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Arsenal defender David Luiz walks off after being sent off against Manchester City on June 17, 2020
Read Next:
Mikel Arteta confident of David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Dani Ceballos, Cedric stays

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
3Manchester UnitedMan Utd5410134913
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton540174312
5Manchester CityMan City53111111010
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs530236-39
8West Ham UnitedWest Ham522111748
10Aston Villa52128717
12Leicester CityLeicester520358-36
14Crystal Palace512258-35
16Wolverhampton WanderersWolves510425-33
17Leeds UnitedLeeds5032512-73
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle5023613-72
20Norwich CityNorwich5005214-120

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!