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Fulham are due to pay £2million to Arsenal

last updated Wednesday 17th April 2024, 10:02 AM

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	Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Fulham Goalkeeper
Bernd Leno
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Fulham are due to pay another £2million payment to Arsenal for Bernd Leno after the Cottagers mathematically secured Premier League survival.

The Gunners received £2m in bonuses from Fulham last season after they avoided the drop and the Premier League title contenders are now set to receive the same fee once again, per the add-ons that were negotiated within the initial £8m agreement in August 2022.

Fulham only paid £3m up front for the German goalkeeper, while the remaining £1m is dependent on appearances. The 32-year-old has been in eye-catching form since sealing his transfer to Craven Cottage and Leno was rewarded with a new long-term deal in December until the summer of 2027.

Marco Silva's side, who are now targeting a second successive top-half finish, made sure of survival on Sunday when they completed a memorable double over West Ham via a 2-0 victory at the London Stadium.

Only Arsenal No.1 David Raya has kept more clean sheets (12) than Leno (nine) in the Premier League this season.

Nearly four years ago, Leno suffered a serious knee injury in a dramatic 2-1 defeat for Arsenal at Brighton that marked the start of Project Restart in June 2020 and despite the heroics of replacement Emiliano Martinez, who later helped the Gunners lift the FA Cup, the former Bayer Leverkusen man somehow outlasted his Argentine rival following a £20m departure to Aston Villa.

But Mikel Arteta decided it was time for change in the summer of 2022 when he signed Aaron Ramsdale from relegated Sheffield United for £24m. Since then, the England international has lost his place between the sticks to Raya at the Emirates Stadium while Leno is now a regular across the capital at Craven Cottage.

Source Ryan Taylor at Daily Mirror
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