• Arsenal sign Bernd Leno

    Arsenal have made another move in the transfer market by bringing in German goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.

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    The Germany international is the second signing by new boss Unai Emery, following the capture of Stephan Lichtsteiner, and his arrival underlines the Gunners’ intention to get their business done well before the start of next season.

    The reported initial fee of €22-million for Leno is relatively modest by recent standards, although it remains a sizeable sum to pay for a keeper.

    In fact, it places Leno within the top 10 of the most expensive players in his position in history.

    Here is the list in full, based on the most widely reported fees for each deal. Fluctuations in exchange rates have not been taken into account.

    1. Gianluigi Buffon: Parma to Juventus (€51.6m)
    2. Ederson: Benfica to Manchester City (€40m)
    3. Jordan Pickford: Sunderland to Everton (€28.5m)
    4. Francesco Toldo: Fiorentina to Inter (€28.4m)
    5. Manuel Neuer: Schalke to Bayern Munich (€24m)
    6=. David De Gea: Atletico Madrid to Manchester United (€22m)
    6=. Bernd Leno: Bayer Leverkusen to Arsenal (€22m)
    8=. Angelo Peruzzi: Inter to Lazio (€20.6m)
    8=. Sebastian Frey: Inter to Parma (€20.6m)
    10. Samir Handanovic: Udinese to Inter Milan (€19m)

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